Hotel guest leaves life size cutout of Joey Essex behind

Published Monday, Jan 6 2014, 21:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
A life size Joey Essex cutout has been classified as one of the most bizarre items left at a Travelodge hotel room.

The life size cardboard piece was aptly left at the hotel chain's branch in Essex, Chelmsford. Imagine having Joey looming over your bed while you sleep, or have it staring at you while you're having dinner. Not quite so "reem"!

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A similar sized chocolate man was also left behind at the Birmingham Bullring hotel, slightly strange but at least it can be eaten, unlike cardboard.

Other strange belongings left behind include a pet tarantula called Hercules, a premarital agreement and a six foot long piece of snakeskin from a rattlesnake.

Expensive items have also been forgotten, such as an unworn Vera Wang wedding dress worth a staggering £5,000. Left in Torquay, the manager has attempted to contact the customer but has failed to receive a response or claimant for the pricy dress.

One couple even left their iPad 3 in the London Covent Garden hotel. The Italian pair had flown over to the UK on the day of the iPad 3 launch specifically to buy the tablet and had to quickly return to London to pick up their forgotten purchase.

Shakila Ahmed, spokesperson for Travelodge said: "What is becoming evident after speaking to our customers is that the pace of life has become so fast and we are so eager to get from A to B that valuable possessions are easily being forgotten."

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