Mya-Lecia Naylor, star of CBBC show Millie Inbetween, dies aged 16

‘Mya-Lecia was hugely talented and a big part of A&J, we will miss her greatly. Our love and thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.’

Fleur East, Tess Daly, Emily Atack were also guest stars on Almost Never. It followed boyband The Wonderland and rival girl group Girls Here First on fictional talent show The Spotlight, which was hosted by Tess.

Emily Atack played the mother of one of the boys while singer Fleur made a cameo as herself.

The actress has paid tribute to Naylor on Instagram.

Sharing a picture of the young star on Instagram, Emily said: ‘So shocked and sad to hear about lovely Mya-Lecia Naylor.

‘She was a beautiful and talented girl. A complete joy to be around on the set of Almost Never.

‘Sending all my love to her family & friends. Rest in peace beautiful girl.’

Millie Inbetween ran for five series from 2014 to 2018, while Almost Never launched in January this year.

She ran her own YouTube channel, posting makeup tutorials and clips from behind-the-scenes of both Millie Inbetween and Almost Never.

Her most recent video, posted two months ago, was titled I’m Going On Tour! and followed Girls Here First as they went on tour with The Wonderland.

Some of her co-stars from Almost Never have been paying tribute to their ‘inspirational sister’ on social media.

Lilly Stanion wrote on Instagram: ‘My heart is broken and words can not describe how I’m feeling right now. I miss you and I love you so so much. Sending love to her family,friends and fans. Rest in Peace mya’.

Miriam Nyarko said: ‘Rest in Perfect Peace Mya-Lecia Naylor. No one ever knew how close we really were.

‘I’ve been heartbroken and can’t describe how much I’ll miss my travelling partner and inspirational sister.

‘You’ve brought me nothing but joy and I’ll forever strive to let your legacy live on and be as happy as you made me. Thank you for blessing us with your presence and I’ll make sure to make you proud.’

Lola Moxom shared: ‘Rest in peace mya??I love and miss you so much gorgeous girl. I was so lucky to have had you in my life. I’m heartbroken but You’ll always be in my heart.’

Naylor also played Jane in Absolutely Fabulous in 2004 and appeared in 2012’s Cloud Atlas as Miro. She is set to appear in TV series The Witcher, which is currently in pre-production.

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