STRICTLY’S Karim Zeroual will dedicate his first dance to his best friend Louella Fletcher Michie, who died after taking drugs at Bestival in 2017.
The CBBC presenter, 25 , was left devastated when Holby City star John Michie’s daughter was found dead after overdosing on party drug 2C-P in a wood at the festival.
A friend close to the Karim told the Daily Record in Scotland: “Karim thought the world of Louella and loved to dance with her…
“There is no doubt she will be in his mind during some of the more emotional moments of the show. He really adored her.”
Following her death Karim, who had been close to Louella for five years, shared a series of pictures of them together and wrote: “Words can’t describe how I feel today…
“You were so special to me. The years we had together and the times we had have always been jokes, because you were never without a smile…
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“The only girl in the world I can call my best friend and my sister. I love you forever and always. RIP beautiful Lou. Gone too soon. #loveforlouella.”
Louella’s boyfriend Ceon Broughton was convicted of Louella’s manslaughter in March of this year.
The rap musician from Enfield, north London, was also found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of supplying his girlfriend
Louella with the drug 2-CP before her death at the Bestival music festival.
Meanwhile Karim, who is dancing with professional Amy Downden on Strictly, is favourite to win before it starts next week.
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