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Addiscombe listener wins £20k on Heart FM radio contest

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NOT many people would recognise the voices of an Australian soap actress, an X Files star and Billy Elliott.

But Phil Atkinson, from Addiscombe, did – or at least two of them – and his celebrity knowledge has just bagged him £20,000.

The 41-year-old correctly guessed the identity of a secret celebrity in the Heart FM radio competition Who's on Heart.

Since January, thousands of Heart listeners have been guessing which famous people have been saying the words 'Who's on Heart', with £10,000 up for grabs for the first person to identify one name, £20,000 for the first person to guess a second name and a massive £125,000 for naming all three celebrities.

Who's on Heart launched in January and five weeks later, one listener correctly named The X Files' star David Duchovny as one of the celebrities.

Then last week, Phil called in and spoke to Heart's afternoon presenter Nick Snaith on-air and made his three guesses: Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou, David Duchovny and British actor Jamie Bell.

He was then given the news he wanted to hear – he had correctly named one more celebrity and bagged £20,000 in the process.

Phil told the Advertiser after his win: "I was in shock really. I was just running around the house. I couldn't believe it.

"When I told my girlfriend Jane she didn't believe me. I had to make her go on the website just to prove to her I'd won.

"I did a bit of research and had a look at the list of wrong entries, but this was the first competition I've ever entered so I'm still in shock.

"I've booked a villa in the South of France with all my friends in the summer so that will be a party atmosphere. I'm also going to bring all my friends to Coombe Lodge on the weekend to celebrate.

"One of the best bits was meeting Emma Bunton [Heart FM host and former Spice Girl]. She's great."

On Monday, the civil servant and his girlfriend were treated to a champagne breakfast with breakfast show presenters Bunton and Jamie Theakston.

Phil knows which name he guessed correctly but is keeping it a secret, so he does not go anyway to revealing the final mystery voice.

Addiscombe listener wins £20k on Heart FM radio contest


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