Cambridge students get Fakenham question wrong on University Challenge

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University Challenge Series 28 Ep16 - Picture Shows: Nicole Pullinger, Nikolas Thatte, Cara Malcolm, James Wrathall. - Credit: BBC/Lifted Entertainment, Part of ITV Studios/Rachel Joseph

Students from Cambridge University incorrectly answered a question about a Norfolk town in the latest episode of University Challenge. 

After correctly answering a question on Benjamin Disraeli in Monday night's episode - the students from Emmanuel College were given a set of three bonus questions.

All the questions had answers of place names in England ending in the suffix 'ham'.

Host Jeremy Paxman asked: "The market town and racecourse, close to the village of Little Snoring and about 10 miles south of Wells-Next-The-Sea"

The team from Emmanuel College answered Cheltenham.

To this answer Mr Paxman said: "That's nowhere near the sea, no it's Fakenham."

The team from Cambridge was against the Royal Northern College of Music.

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Emmanuel College went on to win the match and advanced to round two. 

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