issing X-Factor star Levi Davis posted a chilling last video in which he said he was being blackmailed by criminals who threatened to kill him and his family.
The 24-year-old initially deleted the footage after posting it on Instagram but it has now re-emerged three months after the rugby player vanished in Barcelona, according to reports.
Levi was last seen leaving a pub in the Spanish city on October 29 after travelling there from Ibiza.
The Instagram video was posted four days before he vanished but later deleted.
It has now been retrieved by private investigator Gavin Burrows, according to the Sun.
Mr Burrows said the video has been released with the agreement of friends and family in a bid to help get information about what might have happened to Levi.
His firm Line of Inquiry is offering a £10,000 reward for information that could lead to Levi being found.
The video begins with him saying: “My name is Levi Davis and my life is in danger. I beg that you listen and try to understand what I’m telling you.”
In the footage he alleges he was being blackmailed by criminals who threatened him and his family.
He said the blackmail started after he had been on X Factor in 2019.
The missing rugby player said he “went to the police and I asked them if they could help me” because “something was happening to me and it wasn’t something good”.
“You may ask ‘why wouldn’t you just stay away from individuals which wish you harm’,”.
“And that’s what I tried to do by starting a new life in Australia. But what happened is that I was followed there also.”
He said he went to one of the blackmailers to “conform to their demands”.
He added: “I was told by them in ways which are not direct but are absolutely true that they were going to attempt – if I said anything out – they were going to attempt to kill me, threaten my family.
“And they also were trying to frame me.”
Levi alleges that the blackmailers had access to his medical records as they brought up “things that only I have had conversations with the NHS”.
He said he has been “trying to understand their demands” adding “on the surface I had to look normal, they told me to look normal”.
Mr Davis had played Premiership rugby for Bath between 2017 and 2020 and starred on Celebrity X Factor in 2019 alongside Ben Foden and Thom Evans. He was also on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020.