Levi Davis bombshell as last person to hear from X Factor star, breaks silence and says ‘I’ve lost one of my best friends’
A FRIEND of Levi Davis has revealed he was the last person to hear about the X Factor star before he disappeared.
Mike Guida, 25, was called by Levi shortly after CCTV arrested him leaving a bar in Barcelona on October 29, the last known sighting of him.
Reports have speculated the missing former rugby pro may have drowned after being hunted down by criminals with £100,000 in debt.
Levi, 24, was seen leaving an Irish pub in the city at 10.05pm, having traveled there from Ibiza earlier that day.
Four days before his disappearance, Levi had posted a haunting final video saying he was being blackmailed by criminals who threatened to kill him and his family.
Former college friend Mike has revealed Levi called him at 9:22pm and again at 11pm before leaving him a message at 11:04pm.
“I think I was the last person to hear from him,” he told The Sun Online.
“He said, ‘I can’t wait to bring you here, I can’t wait to see you.
“I didn’t answer because I was sleeping, but the next day I said, ‘Dude, I can’t wait to see you too, let me know when you’re free to talk.’
“Now I feel terrible that I wasn’t there to answer him.
“It’s awful to think it might be the last thing he said, but at the same time if that’s the case, I was at least a thought from him and he was excited about something.”
Mike has said that as time goes on he comes to terms with the fact that he may not see Levi again.
“It’s heartbreaking. He’s one of the closest guys in the world to me. He was one of those people I could totally rely on outside of my family.
“I’ve had a few breakdowns of my own to think about. I’m more comfortable with it now because it’s been quite a while.
“I lost one of my best friends. Often times I’m really at a loss for words. I just want my buddy back – even though he’s an idiot, he’s my idiot.”
Mike paid a touching tribute to Levi, who “sort of became my best pal,” after the two met while playing rugby for Bath University.
He described Levi as “loud, bubbly and always up for a laugh” who is “very loyal.”
“I had some issues with depression and anxiety and tried to take my own life,” he said.
“I had two friends who were there for me with everything and one of them was Levi. He was there for me when I needed help.”
What exactly happened to Levi remains a mystery.
After his stint with the X-Factor, he began building a music career with a second single – Los Angeles – due for release in November and for which promotional photos were taken.
Mike was among a group of friends who were tagged on Instagram and while the video was deleted it was retrieved by private investigator Gavin Burrows.
He said Levi had discussed the issues raised in the video in the weeks prior, even while intoxicated.
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Burrows said it was being released with the consent of friends and family for information about what may have happened.
His Line of Inquiry company is offering a £10,000 reward for information that could lead to Levi being found.
Anyone with information can contact Line of Inquiry for free from anywhere in the world.
It emerged this week that up to 38 contacts on Levi’s Instagram were mysteriously deleted after he went missing.
The names and how they were erased could provide important clues as to what happened to him.
The rugby player-turned-reality star appeared on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans as part of the group Try Star.
In 2020 he starred in the E4 dating series Celebs Go Virtual Dating.
Levi made history that year by becoming the first rugby union player to be revealed as bisexual while still playing.
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