Anna charms judges to be Wookey witch
Charming Anna Dixon cast a spell over 100 rivals in a "hex factor" audition yesterday to be crowned official witch at Britain's biggest caves.
The 26-year-old costume designer left judges spellbound with her rendition of the poem Jim by Hilaire Belloc.
She swept aside competitors including a transgender witch, trained actresses and one who claimed witchcraft had been handed down through generations of her family.
Anna, from Glastonbury, Somerset will get a salary of £50,000 pro rata for the role at the Wookey Hole attraction.
She said: "I've always fancied this job. I can't believe I'm going to be the Wookey Witch. I can't wait to get started.
"It has always been my dream to work here, I used to come every year on my birthday when I was growing up so it means a lot.
"Having met the previous witch, Sunny, today I realise that she will be a tough act to follow."
Wookey Hole general manager Daniel Medley said there was some tough competition.
"It was a really tough decision as the standard of contestants was so high," he said. "We narrowed it down to four girls but in the end we chose Anna because her personality shone through and we believe she's going to be a really believable witch."
Anna's first duties will be the opening of Hallowe'en at Wookey Hole.