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Actor John Cleese Needs A Place To Stay In Muskoka & Ontarians Are Coming To The Rescue

The 'Monty Python' star says Airbnb gave his rental away.

Toronto Associate Editor
John Cleese Needs A Place In Muskoka While Filming & Ontarians Are Coming To The Rescue

Instead of a quest to search for the Holy Grail, one of the beloved Monty Python actors, John Cleese, is on a quest to search for a place to stay in Huntsville, Ontario.

On Monday, Aug. 2, Cleese took to Twitter to ask the people of Muskoka for their help as he searches for a property to rent in the area while shooting a new film. According to the actor's statement on Twitter, Airbnb gave the house he had intended to stay at to someone else.

It didn't take long before Airbnb issued a quick public apology in the comments section, and asked the screenwriter to slide into their DMs to work this out.

In the meantime, hundreds replied to the actor, offering up their cottages, homes, spare rooms, or just guidance on areas nearby that may have places available for rent.

One Twitter user suggested going the "old fashioned route of a hotel" — perhaps with Cleese's Fawlty Towers in mind — but Cleese quickly ruled out that option.

Another jokingly tweeted about a "great motel" nearby in Schitt's Creek, but unfortunately, those accommodations are purely fictional.

With the inpour of Ontarians reaching out to the actor and doing what Canadians are known to do best, Cleese expressed his thanks to his fans and followers.

So far it remains unknown whether or not Cleese found a place to stay, but with over 800 comments and 1000 retweets on Twitter, he's bound to find a place soon.

An Airbnb representative told Narcity via email on August 5 that Cleese had been refunded for the reservation, which had never been formally accepted by the host. The star has also received a coupon for the next time he books through the site.

This article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.

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