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'X Factor' Contestants

Claim Man-Eating Bed Bugs

Attacked Them in L.A. Hotel

11/12/2011 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111_xfactor_bedbugs_EXSeveral "X Factor" finalists claim they were nearly eaten alive at their L.A. hotel this week, TMZ has learned -- after a swarm of bloodthirsty bed bugs feasted on their flesh ... while they slept.

Sources close to the contestants tell TMZ, the unidentified singers in question were staying at the Grafton Hotel ... and when four of them woke up in the morning, they were covered in bites.

We're told the contestants did a little digging and claim they discovered the hotel had a massive bed bug infestation -- so they bailed asap, and notified "X Factor" producers ... who then dealt with the hotel and found new digs for the singers.

Sources connected to production say the hotel acknowledged the bed bug problem. A rep for the Grafton had no comment when we called.

Sleep tight.

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1.

Kelly    

Bed bugs are bed bugs and ants are ants. The photos illustration depicts ants and something else, but not bed bugs!

992 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

One hopes the contestants and their baggage were deloused before they went to the next hotel...bed bugs are notorious for traveling along with the guests.

992 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Well done, now they've gone and transferred the bugs to their new hotel, probably ruining their reputation too. Bed bugs are spread by inconsiderate pigs, like the X-Factor contestants.

992 days ago
4.

Joshbygosh    

wouldn't sleep in any LA hotel without an allersac

992 days ago
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John    

You think the hotel is disgusting? Check out the restaurant that is in the hotel. Now that is DISGUSTING. Looks like it is not just bedbugs..****roaches too!!!

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/eh/rating/ratedetail.cfm


Lowest rating on the entire health inspection site. 71!

992 days ago
6.

John    

Look at the reviews for the Grafton hote and the restaurant The Olive in the hotel. Both are infested and disgusting!

992 days ago
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VladZu    

X-Factor sucks!

992 days ago
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Muppet    

I hope they sealed their luggage etc. and sprayed it to kill the bedbugs or they've taken them to a new home! If a hotel knows they have a bedbug problem they should be obligated to warn anyone checking in! Disgusting!

992 days ago
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VladZu    

X-Factor sucks! Why does anyone care about this completely fake turd?

992 days ago
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TxMetalRules    

Oh **** i'm booked to stay there in 4 weeks?!?!!?

992 days ago
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IceGypsy    

@TxMetalRules "Oh **** i'm booked to stay there in 4 weeks?!?!!?" Ack!! Time to make other plans man.

Seriously beginning to think it would be a safer bet to set up a tent somewhere than stay in a hotel these days. I'd rather take my chances with smokey the bear than take a chance I might bring bedbugs back to my home.

992 days ago
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TxMetalRules    

Do the spray's work? Ugg all the other hotels are booked up.

992 days ago
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obama'saracist    

so now the new hotel is infested with bed bugs just the facts

992 days ago
14.

Lex    

So disgusting

992 days ago
15.

Gerri    

That's the way it is in LA. If you aren't eaten alive by bugs, then the people will finish you off.

991 days ago
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