Scottish scallywags The View - recently seen scoffing pick 'n' mix at Edgware Road Woolworths, unless that was four other scruffy-looking kids shooting us nasty looks - have been banned from ever staying at a Travelodge hotel.
The why is simple: they've an album out this week, could do with a little press, so they wrecked a hotel room. To the tune of a £7,000 bill, apparently. Which leads us to ask: what the hell did they do to run up that expensive a bill at a Travelodge? Have you seen these hotels? Did they torch four floors or something*? The View are on fire! Almost literally?
Says a man from Travelodge (someone who works there, rather than an Alan Partridge-style guest): "The View are banned from every Travelodge in the country. We don't care who they are, they acted offensively and were anti-social to other residents. They are not welcome back."
Actually, that why is a bit of a fib, as this damage was caused back in November, long before the release of Hats Off To The Buskers. But, y'know, it makes for a timely story now, and offers websites like this one the opportunity to remind its readers that the band's album - we just mentioned it - is out today. It's well brill!
Probably. Or not. I dunno, I haven't heard it. Gotta be better than The Twang though, innit. Have you heard that horseshit? Someone's head at IPC had better roll after the positive coverage they've wrongly received...
*Quite the opposite, actually - they flooded a room and a ceiling almost collapsed. Silly Scottish kiddies.