X-Factor star’s mother Levi Davis arrives in Spain to join search and reveals ‘he hasn’t used bank cards’ since her disappearance

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THE mum of missing X Factor and rugby star Levi Davis has arrived in Spain in search of her son.

Julie Davis has revealed her 24-year-old son hasn’t used his bank card since he was last seen at an Irish pub in Barcelona October 29.

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Levi Davis’ mum arrived in Spain to pick him upCredit: Rex Features
He was last seen on October 29 in an Irish pub in Barcelona

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He was last seen on October 29 in an Irish pub in Barcelona
Julie Davis has revealed that he hasn't used his credit card since his disappearance

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Julie Davis has revealed that he hasn’t used his credit card since his disappearance1 credit
A campaign has been launched to find Levi

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A campaign has been launched to find LeviCredit: SUPPLIED

His arrival in the Catalan capital comes as cops say they are no longer waiting for a missing person report to be submitted and have officially started looking for him.

The former Bath rugby player was last seen in an Irish pub in Barcelona on October 29 after boarding a ferry from Ibiza without money, spare clothes or a passport.

Speaking near where he was last seen, Julie said: “When I asked him where he would be living he wouldn’t give me an address, he said he would move and that he was of legal age.

“Since then, he has not used his bank cards and he only had 40 euros on him.”

Julie told the Spanish daily ABC that he suffered from depression and disappeared several times, but for “no more than two or three days”.

“He always came back or we found him but it’s been 12 days now and that’s not normal. He must be disoriented or confused.

Julie is about to be interrogated by the police in hopes of finding clues that could help them find Levi.

They reportedly confirmed that Levi was not in the hospital and had not been arrested as part of an “emergency” response to a missing person report.

On Tuesday morning, Levi’s adoptive mother, Susanne Balfour, spoke to Sky News confirming having mentioned a threat of blackmail in a video posted on social networks.

Host Kay Burley asked Susanne if the blackmail was related to her adopted son’s sexuality – he made history in 2020 when he was the first rugby union player to come out as bisexual while playing .

Susanne replied, “He might just be scared, he said in that video his life was in danger, I don’t know if he’s running from something, I just don’t know.”

“Levi said he needed to get out of Ibiza, when his friend asked why he just said he needed to get out…he was actually on a ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona. .. but that was the last thing he heard from him.”

Susanne said it was “concerning” that he had not contacted family or friends for the past month.

Levi’s sister, Candeece Balfour, 23, who appeared alongside Susanne, also made an emotional appeal directly to her brother.

“I just want him to know that everyone loves him and I just want him to come home,” she said, describing him as “an amazing person.”

She said she received a voice note from Levi on Oct. 26 in which he said he was a “fighter.”

It is understood he suffered from a lingering injury which affected his career and may also be struggling financially.

Today it was revealed Levi’s family flies to Spain to continue his search.

A close friend, Richard Squire, whom Levi had flown to in Ibiza, created a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the family’s travel expenses.

It has already raised around £800 of its £3,000 target, less than 24 hours after inception.

“As many of you have seen in the press and on social media, Levi Davis is currently missing, last seen at Barcelona,” Richard said, alongside a picture of his friend.

“He struggled with his mental health for many years and we, his friends and family, are extremely worried about him.

“Thanks to so many people sharing his image and poster, we’ve had a few possible sightings and need to bring his friends and family to the field in Spain walk the streets looking for him and follow all leads.

“It obviously costs money, so I created this page to ask for your help.

“The money raised will be used to cover travel and accommodation costs and, once he is found, to provide him with the professional help he needs.

“Any remaining money will be donated to a charity that can help other venerable people. Thank you for your help.”

Levi Davis' adoptive mother Suzanne Balfour says he claimed he was 'blackmailed'

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Levi Davis’ adoptive mother Suzanne Balfour says he claimed he was ‘blackmailed’Credit: Sky News
Levi was the first professional rugby union player to come out as bisexual in 2020

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Levi was the first professional rugby union player to come out as bisexual in 2020Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Levi appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 2020

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Levi appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 20201 credit

Julie Davis too spoke to Good Morning Britain to take stock of the search for his son.

Presenter Ed Balls asked Julie about the latest information, to which she replied: “The latest is that he was seen in Sitges, on a beach there.

“He was approached by a gentleman who saw Levi, who we think was Levi, and asked him in Spanish ‘are you okay?’

“Unfortunately, Levi, if it was Levi, didn’t respond.

“I don’t know if it’s because he doesn’t know the language very well and he went on his way.”

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He was last seen leaving the Old Irish Pub on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on the night of October 29.

In the video, the former Celebrity X Factor and Celebs Go Dating star wears a white t-shirt, black jeans and white sneakers, and carries a small black backpack.

It has also been reported that Levi posted on OnlyFans the day before his disappearance.

Former England rugby player Tom Varndell also urged anyone who has seen Levi recently to get in touch.

He wrote on Twitter: “If anyone has seen or heard of Levi Davis in the last two weeks, could you message me ASAP. Thank you very much.

Levi was featured on ITV’s Celebrity X Factor in 2019 alongside fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans in a singing group called Try Star.

He also appeared on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020.

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