Fawlty Towers hotel bought

Good news for fellow fans of Fawlty Towers, the '70s-era Brittish comedy starring Monty Python man John Cleese--the hotel the "little nest of vipers" ran has just been bought by a couple who are also are fans of the show.

The new owners are a family from Bristol who say they are "big fans" of the comedy, which ran for 12 episodes between 1975 and 1979.

Cleese, who stayed at the hotel with the Monty Python team in 1971, described Sinclair as "the most wonderfully rude man I have ever met".

Sinclair, who died in 1981, is said to have thrown Eric Idle's suitcase out of the window "in case it contained a bomb" and complained about Terry Gilliam's table manners.

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