John Michie's daughter Louella appears hours before she dies in the video. (2023)

A heartbreaking video has been released showing the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie playing with fairy lights shortly before she died of a drug overdose at a music festival.

The video, taken at Bestival on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset in September 2017, shows Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, having fun with her boyfriend Ceon Broughton, 30, who is now on trial for manslaughter.

Broughton, from Enfield, north London, denies gross negligence manslaughter and supplying the drug 2-CP to Class A parties.

Today, the Winchester Crown Court jury retired to consider the verdict.

The video, taken at Bestival on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset in September 2017, shows Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, having fun with her boyfriend Ceon Broughton, 30, who is now on trial for manslaughter.

In the video, the yoga and dance instructor can be heard making "woof" noises and saying "I have a pixie life" in a high-pitched voice while playing with fairy lights in a tent. Next to him, Broughton can be seen smiling.

He was captured on a cell phone by another man encouraging Fletcher-Michie to show off his Festival wristbands and laughing, "Festival Fairy Louella."

Prosecutors allege that Broughton failed to take reasonable steps to obtain help for Fletcher-Michie, instead taking multiple films and photographs of her as she became distraught and ultimately died.

Ceon Broughton makes it to court with the help of his father Dave (both pictured on the left). Carol Fletcher-Michie and John Michie (both pictured to the right). Broughton, from Enfield, north London, denies manslaughter for gross negligence and supply of Class A drugs from the 2-CP club

The 14-second clip was shown to the jury at the trial, along with extensive and deeply disturbing footage of their confusion and suffering as the drug took effect.

The body of Miss Michie, 24, was found on a path next to a remote wooded area on the edge of the festival site.

His actor father and wife Carol, 60, drove 130 miles from their London home to the scene after receiving a panicked call and WhatsApp card detailing his location.

They were denied entry to the compound by security, but Louella's body was later found around 1 a.m.

Her heartbroken father told The Sun: "We have lost our angel.

(Video) New CCTV shows Holby City star John Michie’s daughter walking around Bestivalurs before she died

Louella Michie's boyfriend, Ceon Broughton (couple pictured together), has now been charged with manslaughter.

John Michie and daughters Louella (left) and Daisy (right) arrive at Banqueting House in London for the Plan UK 'Because I'm a Girl' Gala Dinner 2014

“It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident. He touched so many lives. She was so positive, so radiant. She had so much energy. The tributes to you were amazing.

A source told the newspaper that his death could be linked to an unknown substance that was "very strong".

Her father posted a touching photo of her excitedly sewing her outfit on his Instagram account on Wednesday, captioned "Sewing for the Bestival."

After his daughter's death, Mr Michie said his daughter 'Engels' death at Bestival was a 'tragic accident' despite police arresting a man on suspicion of her murder.

Family photo of Louella Michie, daughter of former Coronation Street and Taggart star John Michie

The 60-year-old actor spoke out after Louella was found dead in a remote wooded area outside the family music festival in Dorset.

The alarm went off at the festival just before 1 a.m., when Ms. Michie disappeared shortly after the Pet Shop Boys headline.

Police began searching for her when friends said she had gone missing after seeing the Pet Shop Boys at Bestival on the Lulworth Estate on the Jurassic Coast on Sunday night.

Local police were alerted and her body was found on the outskirts of the site, which is spread over hundreds of acres near the Durdle Door tourist spot.

The woods where her body was found was cordoned off and forensic officers combed the area.


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On her Instagram account, Michie posted a heartwarming photo of her daughter excitedly sewing her outfit for the Bestival days.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said at the time: "Following the discovery of the woman's body, we have now opened an inquiry into her death. We have specially trained officers who are supporting her family at this very difficult time."

"We are working closely with the festival organizers and I urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Dorset Police."

A first autopsy carried out at that time revealed no clear signs of physical injuries.

Sources close to the family revealed that their parents invaded the page as soon as they heard the news.

Further investigations, including toxicological tests, were carried out.

(Video) Louella Fletcher-Michie dances at a festival weeks before she died

The scene at Bestival where Ms Michie was discovered by police outside the festival site, which covers hundreds of acres near the historic Durdle Door.

Michie, who has also performed on Coronation Street and Holby City, and her partner Carol, 66, a former dancer, have two other children, Daisy, 28, and Sam, 26.

They were comforted by friends at their north London home.

Michie is best known as the owner of Rovers Return, Karl Munro, where he had the distinction of burning down the street's favorite pub in one of soap opera's most moving stories.

He also starred in Taggart as DI Robbie Ross for 12 years and currently plays neurosurgeon Guy Self in the BBC medical drama Holby City.

Michie is best known as the innkeeper at Rovers Return, Karl Munro, where he had the distinction of burning down the most popular pub on the street.

Woman for all seasons: photos from her Instagram account of her on summer trips (left) and on a break from snowboarding (right)

The 60-year-old has two other children, Daisy, 27, a fashion designer, and Sam, 26, a music video director.

An Arsenal fan, Louella, the youngest of her three children, worked as a dancer and lived in North London.

She inherited her dance skills from her mother and was represented by the Mass Movement agency.

Her father paid tribute to Louella, describing her as "so positive, so smart, so outgoing."

Louella imagined having fun on London Bridge with Tower Bridge visible behind her.

She was the eldest daughter of Mr. Michie and Carol Fletcher, who was formerly a dancer for the Hot Gossip television company.

Godfathered by One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson, Louella was able to present ballet, belly dance, Bollywood, breakdancing, contemporary, disco, folk, jazz, rock and roll, salsa, swing, tango and tap genres. .

She also worked as a model, where her long blonde hair, green eyes and tiny size eight body were highly sought after by The Eye Casting.

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It is said that she worked for the House of Vogue in London, where she taught gymnastics classes.

A fusion of yoga and voguing, fitness and fashion, Vogue is set to an '80s house beat and designed to strengthen, tone, get fit and stay flexible.

Bestival was held at Lulworth Castle in Lulworth, Dorset, for the first time last year, and has been held on the Isle of Wight since its inception in 2004.

(Left to right) Sam, Daisy and John Michie, Carol Fletcher and Louella Michie Celebrities arrive for David Gest's celebrity dinner at the Tower Hilton on Tooley Street, London in April 2015

Her father (pictured left on The Alan Titchmarsh Show in 2014 and right on Loose Women the same year) also appeared on Taggart and Casualty.

The 25-year-old was an avid Arsenal Football Club fan (pictured alongside another Gunners fan).

A total of 22,000 people attended the festival, whose artists included the Pet Shop Boys, The XX and Dizzie Rascal.

On the first night of the festival, Dorset police warned people about the cruel pale blue ecstasy pills in circulation and asked anyone they encountered to throw them away.

It was alleged that the security personnel manning the area near Louella's body were "sadly understaffed" on the night of her death.

Around 30,000 revelers descended on the site for the four-day event, but medical examiners were working on the site as the festival drew to a close and a cordon was maintained.

Chizzy Akudolu, who performed alongside Louella's father in Holby City and is participating in this year's Strictly Come Dancing, tweeted a message in support of his former colleague.

She said: "A nice guy just lost his daughter. I can't imagine what he and his family are going through. Life man. Tell someone you love them, do it now."

Her social media profiles show that during the summer she visits Glastonbury (left) and many other festivals and fashion shows.

Louella, whose godfather was One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson, was able to perform a variety of dance styles.

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In addition to her famous parents, Louella is survived by her older siblings, Daisy and Sam.

In an earlier statement, his publicist said: "Unfortunately, I can confirm the tragic death of John Michie's daughter, Louella, at Bestival.

"John and his wife Carol ask that their family's privacy be respected at this traumatic time."

Michie and Carol met almost 30 years ago, when she choreographed and John danced and ate French fries in a Walkers commercial.

He said: "I thought it was amazing and when I found out it was on Hot Gossip I was like, 'Oh my gosh.

"I made sure to sit next to him at lunch and get his number.

“I told her I was hosting a night at a rock 'n' roll club in London and asked if she'd be interested because she likes to dance. She said 'yes' and a few days later I called her.'

Arsenal fan Louella (pictured at a Halloween party), the youngest of her three children, worked as a dancer and also lived in North London.

His mother, Carol Fletcher, who was a dancer for the television company Hot Gossip and Pan's People (pictured center right)

She also worked as a model, where her long blonde hair, green eyes, and petite size eight body were highly sought after by The Eye Casting.

She inherited her dance skills from her mother and was represented by the Mass Movement agency.

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