A man is to stand trial accused of killing Holby City star John Michie’s daughter, who died after taking party drug 2CP at a music festival.
Ceon Broughton, 29, of Enfield, north London, denies the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie and another charge of supplying the class A drug to her.
Ms Fletcher-Michie, 25, was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the Bestival site at Lulworth Castle in Dorset just before 1am on 11 September 2017.
An inquest was told a post-mortem examination revealed she died following the use of 2CP, ketamine and MDMA.
Before being chosen, jurors at Winchester Crown Court were asked if they were a “regular watcher of Holby City on the television”.
Broughton, a rapper, who appeared in the dock with braided hair and wearing a patterned white sweater, black trousers and white trainers, denies one count of manslaughter and another of supplying 2CP to Ms Fletcher-Michie.
Mr Michie, 62, who has also starred in Taggart and Coronation Street, is due to give evidence at the trial.
In a statement released through Mr Michie’s agent shortly after his daughter’s death, the family said: “Our hearts are broken by this horrific tragedy.
“Louella inspired all who knew her with her joy of life. The family would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt tributes and messages.”
Mr Michie and his wife Carol – a former Hot Gossip dancer – have two other children, Daisy and Sam.