THE RUMOUR: Following their colossal bender on Sunday night after the results show, Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan have been kicked out of the X Factor hotel. The management of the Corinthia in London’s Whitehall, a luxury establishment where the rooms are made of gold and cost £400,000,000 a night, didn’t like Lucy giving Rylan a fireman’s lift up the front steps, or Rylan getting his bum out on the pavement outside. Consequently, Mr and Mrs Cocozza have been given the ultimate sanction by X Factor bosses: a forced move to a budget hotel in Wembley. Steady on.
QUOTE FROM A “SOURCE” WHO PROBABLY DOESN’T EXIST: “Bosses are absolutely furious at them and want to make an example of them to stop any of the other contestants getting any ideas. Managers at the hotel were also livid and tore strips off them for their boozy antics. When the Corinthia signed up to partner with The X Factor they never expected this and now fear it could damage their business with other wealthy guests. After all, who wants to step over drunk and naked wannabes from a reality show when you are trying to get into a five star hotel?” (The Sun)
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 5/5. This is a pretty easy one, as they’ve been papped every step of the way, including last night when they were standing by the hotel’s back entrance with their suitcases. And they’ve both tweeted about it on Twitter: “Me and @lspraggan are partaking in a small vacation from the hotel for a few days. Our most sincere apologies for our #beerfear behaviour x,” said Rylan, while Lucy spookily posted the same thing word for word. There’s also this video (do drink responsibly, kids – these are X Factor contestants, not role models):