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Haunting new video of missing X Factor star Levi Davis emerges from day he disappeared

Tom Wood

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Haunting new video of missing X Factor star Levi Davis emerges from day he disappeared

A new video shows Levi Davis – the missing rugby player and star of The X Factor – on the day that he disappeared sending a message to his mother. You can see the video below:

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The Birmingham born athlete, who is 24-years-old, disappeared on October 29 after leaving a friend in Ibiza to travel on the ferry to Barcelona.

This new video shows Davis on that long ferry from the Balearic Islands to the Spanish mainland telling his mother about the beautiful views from the boat.

That same evening he was spotted leaving an Irish bar in Barcelona on CCTV, but he hasn’t been seen for around five weeks since then.

In the short clip – in which Levi’s voice is largely obscured by the wind – he can be heard saying: "Hi mum... it's beautiful."

In November, a witness came forward to say that they had seen Levi at Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona city centre, and it is thought that same witness saw him near to the Arc de Triomf monument.

Levi Davis recorded the video on the ferry to Barcelona from Ibiza. Credit: Twitter/@R_Stonehouse
Levi Davis recorded the video on the ferry to Barcelona from Ibiza. Credit: Twitter/@R_Stonehouse

Where he was sighted is just a short walk from the Irish pub where the last confirmed sighting took place.

He had travelled to Barcelona from Ibiza, getting into the port at around 7:00pm on October 29.

The ex-Bath Rugby player was on holiday after suffering a knee injury, and had been struggling with depression.

Around two weeks ago, his passport was found in the area of the port.

The search continues.

Levi’s mother recently told BBC News that she hadn’t heard anything from the Spanish police since his passport was found, and his family has said they received a tip-off that Levi had been spotted looking ‘lost and confused’ in an area of Barcelona frequented by homeless people.

Suzanne Balfour, Levi’s foster mum, also told Sky News that Levi had posted a video whilst in Ibiza about a blackmail threat.

Levi was the first British rugby union player to come out as bisexual in 2020, and Sky News’ Kay Burley asked whether the alleged threat could have related to that.

Davis was last seen on October 29. Credit: Twitter/@R_Stonehouse
Davis was last seen on October 29. Credit: Twitter/@R_Stonehouse

Balfour said: "He might just be frightened, he did say in that video that his life was in danger, I don't know whether he's running from something, I just don't know.

"Levi said he needed to get out of Ibiza, when his friend asked why he just said he needed to get out… he was actually on a ferry from Ibiza going to Barcelona… but that was the last thing he heard from him."

Speaking after the discovery of the passport, a spokesperson for the Spanish police said: "At the moment this case is being investigated as a disappearance and a lot of work is still being done.

"We’re talking about a person who could have disappeared for many reasons.

"They could include a voluntary disappearance or otherwise.

"We can’t link it to any criminal act at this stage and we wouldn’t until we were 100 percent sure we are looking at a crime.

"All hypotheses are being looked at and are on the table."

He was last seen leaving an Irish pub in Barcelona city centre. Credit: Police Handout
He was last seen leaving an Irish pub in Barcelona city centre. Credit: Police Handout

Levi’s mum Julie Davis has admitted in the past month that the family are becoming ‘increasingly concerned’ for his wellbeing.

She also said she has been told that his bank cards and phone have not been used since he was last spotted.

Davis was a part of a celebrity version of The X Factor in 2019 alongside fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans.

The group formed a band called Try Star on the show.

After that, he appeared on reality show Celebs Go Virtual Dating.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@R_Stonehouse

Topics: UK News, Sport, TV and Film, X Factor

Tom Wood
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