The Grafton On Sunset Has The X Factor, If By X Factor You Mean Bed Bugs
Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite. Ohh...
Bed bugs are never something we like to think about. Bed bugs at a posh hotel? Even less so. The NYC bed bug invasion crossing to the West Coast? It doesn’t bear thinking about.
So the news that the The Grafton On Sunset in LA might have infected the contestants of the X Factor with bed bugs is making us a little queasy.
According to that ever-reliable (cough) source the Mail Online, “at least four” contestants were bitten while they stayed at the hotel. They saw a doctor, were diagnosed with bedbugs and swiftly switched hotels:
A few of them were covered in bites, itching on their necks and legs. We didn't know what it was at first but we soon worked it out, it was pretty shocking.
Now we've all moved hotels and everyone's clothes have been cleaned.
Nobody was avaibale for comment at the Mail, but according to TMZ, Sources connected to production say the hotel acknowledged the bed bug problem.
No word on who the four contestants were, but we’ll be watching to see if we can spot any lumps and bumps onstage. Meanwhile, Bedbug Central has released a bedbug check list for X Factor contestants. They’re the obvious ones – check the bed, keep your luggage closed and away from bed bug-prone areas of the room – but also have a good tip – launder your clothes as soon as you come home, just in case you’ve picked anything up.
Or, just don’t stay at the GoS till it sorts itself out? Just a thought.