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Caller power puts Victoria in top spot

PUBLISHED: 16:09 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:13 25 August 2010

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RADIO producers have reinstated a mum-of-two to the top of a competition s leadership board after giving a fellow contestant full marks following an incorrect answer. At the time of going to press, mother-of-two Victoria Cappuccio, 37, from Bexley, is t

RADIO producers have reinstated a mum-of-two to the top of a competition's leadership board after giving a fellow contestant full marks following an incorrect answer.

At the time of going to press, mother-of-two Victoria Cappuccio, 37, from Bexley, is the champion of Heart radio's Battle of the Boroughs competition held on the Breakfast Show with Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott.

Every morning, listeners are invited to represent their area by putting their general knowledge, quick-thinking and nerve to the test as each contestant tries to answer 10 questions in the quickest possible time.

But Mrs Cappuccio's rise to the top was not without hiccup as on Monday another contestant knocked her off the top spot even though she got a question wrong. She said The O2 in Greenwich was formerly called the Millennium Stadium and not the Millennium Dome.

Scores of listeners, including Mrs Cappuccio, called and emailed the show's producers disputing the contestant's full marks, which were then repealed on Tuesday morning with an apology.

Mrs Cappuccio said: "It was not fair. They have had a lot of complaints because they accepted a wrong answer. I haven't got any problem with being fairly beaten. I am pleased it is going to be rectified."

Party planner Mrs Cappuccio added: "The most difficult question they asked me was about Bexley. They asked on the bank of which river does it sit on. I knew it was the Cray but when you know all those people are listening to you, you're not sure.

"We listen to the show everyday and my son said: 'You should ring up and represent Bexley.' But I said: 'You know what these things are like, you call and you never get through.' But they answered straight away and they put me on the show a few days later."

Bexley is the most successful borough on the leader board, with listeners in Crayford and Welling in fifth and seventh places respectively. The competition runs until the end of the year when the winner will receive £1,000.

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