Missing Levi Davis ‘left friend in Ibiza suddenly to travel to Barcelona without clothes or cash’
Rugby player and X Factor star Levi Davis left his friend in Ibiza ‘suddenly’ to travel to Barcelona without a change of clothes or cash before he went missing more than a week ago, it has emerged tonight.
The 24-year-old winger, who came fifth on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, was last seen at The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona on October 29.
His close friend Richard Squire, who lives in Ibiza, said Mr Davis told him he was going to see some mates and got a boat to the Catalan capital.
Mr Davis is said to have left his friends without clothes or cash, carrying just a small black backpack.
‘He announced suddenly that he was going to meet friends in Barcelona,’ Mr Squire told The Sun. ‘But he didn’t say who they were and we haven’t heard from him since I received a video from the Irish pub on October 29.’
He added that there’s been ‘no word from him since’ and everyone is getting ‘increasingly worried’.
England rugby stars Freddie Burns and Tom Varndell have posted on social media urging anyone who has seen him to get in contact.
Writing on Twitter, Varndell said: ‘If anyone has seen or heard form Levi Davis in the last two weeks could you please drop me a message asap. Many thanks.’
Leicester Tigers player Burns shared Varndell’s appeal, adding: ‘Please share. Praying Levi is found safe and well’.
Rugby player Levi Davis is feared missing after not being seen for more than a week. He was last seen at The Old Irish pub in Barcelona on October 29
The 24-year-old winger starred on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 and E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020. His close friend Richard Squire, who lives in Ibiza, said Mr Davis told him he was going to see some mates and got a boat to Barcelona
Fellow rugby star Thom Evans gave an emotional plea for information about the disappearance of his friend
Former England rugby star Tom Varndell has urged anybody who has seen missing rugby player Levi Davis to make contact
Leicester Tigers star Freddie Burns (left) and former England Rugby star Tom Varndell (right) urgently appealed to anyone who had information on the young player’s whereabouts
The winger, 24, who starred on X Factor: Celebrity, was last seen out with friends at The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona a week ago
Mr Davis, who appeared on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020, was part of singing group call Try Star on ITV’s X Factor alongside fellow rugby stars Ben Foden and Thom Evans.
Thom gave an emotional plea for information about the disappearance of his friend.
He shared a missing poster of Levi and wrote on Instagram: ‘I’m very worried about the whereabouts of my friend.
‘If anyone knows anything please contact the information below.’
His former club, Bath Rugby, issued an appeal for information about the whereabouts of the athlete.
The rugby player’s ‘worried’ family have also reported him as a missing person to local police in Spain.
His mother Julie Davis told The Sun: ‘Levis’ family and I are very worried about him and desperate to know that he is OK.
‘Levi please get in touch with us or if anyone knows anything please contact us.
He was last spotted in The Old Irish pub off La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, on October 29
Davis starred alongside fellow rugby stars Thom Evans (left, next to Dermot O’Leary) and Ben Foden in a singing group called Try Star
‘Nobody has heard from him since Oct 29th when he was last known to be in The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona.’
Mr Davis began his rugby career at Bath in 2017 and now plays for Worthing Raiders in the National League 2 South.
He scored the first try of the season in 2019-2020 before being moved on loan to Ealing Rugby. He later left the club.
In 2020 he became the first professional rugby player to come out as bisexual in an interview with The Sun.
He said he told his teammates about his sexuality via a group message on WhatsApp.