A FRIEND of Levi Davis has revealed he’s the last person to hear from the X Factor star before he vanished.
Mike Guida, 25, was called by Levi just after CCTV captured him leaving a pub in Barcelona on October 29, the last known sighting of him.
Reports have speculated the missing former professional rugby player may have drowned after being hunted by criminals over a £100,000 debt.
The 24-year-old Levi was seen leaving an Irish Pub in the city at 10.05pm, having travelled there from Ibiza earlier that day.
Four days before he vanished Levi had posted a haunting last video in which he said he was being blackmailed by criminals who threatened to kill him and his family.
Former university pal Mike has revealed that Levi called him at 9.22pm and again at 11pm before leaving a message for him at 11.04pm.
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“I believe I was the last person to hear from him,” he told The Sun Online.
“He was saying ‘can’t wait to get you over here, can’t wait to see you.
“I didn’t reply because I was asleep but the next day I said ‘mate, can’t wait to see you either, let me know when you’re free for a catch up chat’.
“Now it makes me feel terrible that I wasn’t there to reply to him.
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“It’s horrible thinking it could be the last thing he said but at the same time, if that’s the case, I was at least a thought of his and he was excited about something.”
Mike has said that as time goes on, he’s more coming to terms with the fact that he might 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 wholly rely on outside of my family.
“I’ve had a couple of breakdowns myself thinking about. I’ve come to terms more with it now because it’s been quite a while.
“I’ve lost one of my best mates. A lot of the time I’m really lost for words. I just want my mate back – idiot though he is, he’s my idiot.”
Mike paid a moving tribute to Levi who “became more or less my best mate” after the pair met while playing rugby for Bath University.
He described Levi as “loud, bubbly and always up for a laugh” who was “very loyal”.
“I went through some troubles with depression and anxiety and tried to take my own life,” he said.
“I had two friends who were there for me through everything and one of them was Levi. He was there for me when I needed help.”
Exactly what has happened to Levi remains a mystery.
After his time on the X-Factor he began to build a music career with a second single – Los Angeles – due to be released in November, for which publicity pictures were taken.
Mike was one of a group of friends who were tagged on Instagram and while the video was deleted it has been retrieved by private investigator Gavin Burrows.
He said Levi had been discussing the issues raised in the video in the weeks prior, including when he was drunk.
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Burrows said it's being released with the agreement of friends and family in a bid to help get information about what might have happened.
His Line of Inquiry firm is offering a £10,000 reward for information that could lead to Levi being found.
Anyone with information can contact Line of Inquiry free of charge from anywhere in the world.
This week it emerged that Levi's Instagram had up to 38 contacts mysteriously deleted after he vanished.
The names and how they were deleted could provide vital clues about what happened to him.
The rugby player-turned-reality star performed on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans as part of the group Try Star.
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In 2020, he starred in the E4 dating series Celebs Go Virtual Dating.
Levi made history that year when he was the first rugby union player to come out as bisexual while still playing.
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