Chris Crowter, an optical assistant for Specsavers in Market Harborough stopped traffic in the town after being inspired by the ‘epic strut’ seen in a TV advert for a price comparison website, to do something funny for money.

Spoof of TV ad for Comic Relief

The Specsavers team took to the streets to make their own version of the booty-shaking TV advert. Wearing denim shorts, high heels and official Red Nose Day glasses, Chris played the part of ‘Dave’, strutting and dancing past shocked onlookers including Specsavers store directors Barry Henning and Umesh Mistry, Neil Perry (dressed as Sharon Osbourne) and Cody the dog.

'Funniest thing I have ever done'

Chris said: ‘It was such a cold day and even snowed while we were filming, not perfect conditions for dancing around in tiny shorts! However, it was the funniest thing I’ve ever done and even though my feet are still very sore from wearing heels, it was all worth it for such a good cause. I loved being Dave for the day!’

Red Nose day fun

The video kicks off the store’s Red Nose Day fundraising efforts which include a spec-tacular ‘Big Boy Ballet’ performance on Monday 9 March from 7-9pm at the Market Harborough Dance Studio, when all male members of the store team will dance in tutus and tights. 

Visitors to the store on Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March, will also have the chance to get involved by making a donation to have their picture taken in the funny photobooth from 12-5pm or treat themselves to a cake at the special charity bake sale. Specsavers’ official Red Nose Day glasses in small and large sizes, will also be on sale for just £3 with £1 donated to Comic Relief.

Specsavers in Market Harborough has joined Specsavers stores nationwide to support Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa. 


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