Michael Mosley – latest: TV doctor leaves Britain for the better, says friend in moving BBC tribute

Michael Mosley – latest: TV doctor leaves Britain for the better, says friend in moving BBC tribute

The late television and radio doctor Michael Mosley leaves Britain for the better, after showing millions of people how to improve their health and wellbeing in easy ways, a friend and former colleague has said.

Scientist and broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry said in a special BBC documentary: “Dr Michael Mosley achieved what so many broadcasters dream of: he made a difference to people’s lives, changing the way we see ourselves, our health and our wellbeing.

“And in doing that for so many people, for so many years, he leaves Britain for the better.”

Dr Mosley , who died after disappearing on a walk on the Greek island of Symi, was aksi hailed as “one of the most important broadcasters of recent decades” in a special BBC Radio 4 programme.

It comes as his body is likely to be released to his family and repatriated by the weekend.

He was found to have died of natural causes on 5 June after setting off for a walk from Saint Nikolas beach at around 1.30pm that day in searing 40C heat without a mobile phone.

Key Points

  • Doctor touched millions of lives in the most modest of ways, BBC documentary-maker says

  • ‘There was little Dr Mosley wouldn’t do for science’

  • Mosley’s body likely to be repatriated by weekend

  • Dr Mosley was ‘invited to appear on Strictly weeks before death’

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Michael Mosley’s legacy will live on, says fellow TV doctor as final interview airs

Dr ‘changed nation’s health habits’

Friday 14 June 2024 22:05 , Jane Dalton

A BBC special has remembered TV doctor Michael Mosley, whose trailblazing style of self-experimentation in the name of science changed “the health habits of a nation”.

Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain reminded viewers of his numerous examples of self-experimentation.

He put a needle through his anaesthetised hand, and swallowed a camera to film his lunch digesting at the Science Museum.

He turned his body into a “living laboratory” in BBC Four documentary Infested: Living With Parasites.

In a clip from the programme which featured on the tribute show, Mosley said: “The time has come to give myself tapeworm. I’m feeling mildly apprehensive. Well, I think I’m confident that it should be safe.”

Dr Mosley also demonstrated the nutritious value of blood in 2015 documentary titled The Wonderful World Of Blood by making two black puddings out of his own blood.

“Millions of us will know Michael Mosley as a TV doctor who opened our eyes to a healthier way of life,” TV doctor Hannah Fry said.

“Michael was an endless source of inspiration, helping us live life that little bit better. Changing the health habits of a nation.”

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‘A kind word in the ear'

Friday 14 June 2024 21:21 , Jane Dalton

“For the millions of us who have watched and listened to Michael over the years and those lucky enough to have known him, one thing is abundantly clear: his enthusiasm to communicate the latest science never dimmed,” said Dr Hannah Fry.

“He took every opportunity to open our eyes to a new piece of research, a better way of living – never telling, but encouraging, with a kind word in the ear, a nudge to do that ‘just one thing’, touching millions of lives in the most modest of ways.”

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High-intensity exercise cut diabetes risk

Friday 14 June 2024 21:12 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley found that exercising at high intensity for three minutes a week, pedalling as fast as possible on a stationary bike, improved his aerobic capacity and lowered his risk of diabetes.

Cold water boosts mood, brain and immunity

Friday 14 June 2024 21:08 , Jane Dalton

Cold water swimming has the potential to boost your mood, brain and immune system, Dr Fry said.

And Dr Mosley “took the plunge, again and again”, eventually taking showers cold.

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Good bacteria aids sleep

Friday 14 June 2024 21:04 , Jane Dalton

Taking good bacteria in the form of a probiotic powder improved Dr Mosley’s sleep, he found.

His good sleep went up from 79% to 92%, monitoring found.

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Intermittent fasting reduced body fat

Friday 14 June 2024 21:00 , Jane Dalton

As Dr Mosley began to develop some of the conditions of middle age, he “interrogated his own health to help make us better”.

In a 2012 Horizon film called Eat Fast and Live Longer, he had his body fat analysed.

A man on a calorie-restricted diet had only 11 per cent body fat, whereas Dr Mosley had 27.1 per cent fat.

Although he was far from fat, his abdominal fat ratio was said to be a risk factor for cancer.

“After this unexpected news, Michael set out on a journey of discovery that would change not only his life, but the health habits of a nation,” said Dr Fry.

He embraced the idea of intermittent fasting. His body fat went down to 19 after this.

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Tapeworm experiment

Friday 14 June 2024 20:48 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley even swallowed a tapeworm and a camera, revealing footage of the tapeworm in his intestines.

“That is horrible, disgusting. I actually quite excited, wow,” he said.

‘There was little he wouldn’t do for science'

Friday 14 June 2024 20:46 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley began made dramatised documentaries in his early days at the BBC.

But it was his experiment swallowing h.pylori to demonstrate the bug that causes stomach ulcers that brought him wider fame.

“There was little he wouldn’t do in the name of science,” said Dr Fry.

That included trying smoking and vaping.

‘An inspiration'

Friday 14 June 2024 20:41 , Jane Dalton

Dr Hannah Fry, who twice worked with Dr Mosley, said: “Michael's ability to connect with audiences was an inspiration. And when I got to know him, it came as no surprise that the off air, Michael was just as warm and friendly.”

Hannah Fry (BBC)
Hannah Fry (BBC)

‘He changed how we see ourselves'

Friday 14 June 2024 20:32 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley touched millions of lives in the most modest of ways, said scientist and broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry, who presented a BBC special.

“Dr Michael Moseley achieved what so many broadcasters dream of. He made a difference to people’s lives, changing the way we see ourselves, our health and our wellbeing. And in doing that for so many people, for so many years, he leaves Britain for the better.”

How Just One Thing became popular

Friday 14 June 2024 20:30 , Jane Dalton

The Just One Thing programme on Radio 4 became one of the channel’s most popular podcasts.

Dr Mosley tried numerous things for it including pilates, tai chi and drinking beetroot.

Dr Mosley’s experiments on himself

Friday 14 June 2024 20:28 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley carried out numerous mini-experiments on himself for television, the BBC One programme shows, from swimming in freezing cold water to drastically cutting down his calories two days a week.

He tried smoking, putting a needle through his hand and took probiotics to improve his sleep.

TV special to air at 8pm on BBC One

Friday 14 June 2024 19:45 , Holly Evans

A TV special titled Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain is set to air on BBC One at 8pm in his memory.

The programme will focus on Mosley’s decades-long broadcasting career and how he transformed people’s lives through science.

Mosley first trained as a doctor before moving into the world of broadcasting, presenting a host of science programmes and films on the BBC including Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, which looked at healthcare in Britain.

In 2002, he was nominated for an Emmy for his executive producer role on BBC science documentary The Human Face, and he also ingested tapeworms for six weeks for a 2014 documentary called Infested! Living With Parasites on BBC Four.

Other tourists die or go missing in extreme heat in Greece

Friday 14 June 2024 18:30 , Holly Evans

Elsewhere in Greece, a 67-year-old Dutch tourist was found dead in Crete on 5 June. The man collapsed while crossing the Mylon gorge in Rethymno. The fire service confirmed the death on social media and local media reported he suffered heart failure in the heat.

On the same day local media reported a 70-year-old French tourist collapsed and died while walking on a beach in Sitia, Crete.

A fourth tourist death was reported on Thursday 13 June, again on Crete. An 80-year-old man had left his hotel on his own and was found dead near an archaeological site near the northeast town of Malia.

Search teams in Greece are still looking for three other missing tourists in separate incidents.

Retired US police officer Eric Calibet disappeared while out on a solo hike on the island of Amorgos in the southeast of the country on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Calibet, 59, knew the area well having been visiting the island almost every year for about a decade.

Emergency workers searched for five days for Dr Mosely in extreme heat (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
Emergency workers searched for five days for Dr Mosely in extreme heat (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Michael Mosley was ‘invited to appear on Strictly weeks before death’, friend says

Friday 14 June 2024 17:30 , Holly Evans

Michael Mosley had been invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, a friend has said, after championing the health benefits of dancing.

The late TV star was reportedly excited as he told friends the BBC had invited him to be on the show for its 20th anniversary just weeks before his tragic death.

While it is thought the 67-year-old had not yet signed a contract for the show, a friend told the Mail: “He told me just the week before last he’d been invited to do Strictly.” The BBC declined to comment.

Read the full article here:

Michael Mosley invited to compete on Strictly before tragic death, friend says

American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after Michael Mosley’s death

Friday 14 June 2024 16:30 , Holly Evans

Rescue operations have been launched on the Greek island of Amorgos after a retired US police officer disappeared while out on a solo hike - days after the death of TV doctor Michael Mosley in similar circumstances.

Eric Albert Calibet, 59 – known to friends as Albert – had been vacationing on the island but was reported missing by a friend on Tuesday afternoon.

Calibet left for the challenging four-hour hike, from Aegiali to Katapola around 7am, according to local outlets. The friend reported the disappearance to Amorgos police after he had not returned eight hours later. Authorities have not been able to contact Calibet via either of his two cell phones.

Read the full article here:

Tourist vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after Dr Michael Mosley death

Michael Mosley's friend pays tribute to 'one of the most important broadcasters'

Friday 14 June 2024 15:30 , Holly Evans

Warning for tourists after four dead and more missing in record temperatures

Friday 14 June 2024 14:33 , Holly Evans

Greece is counting the cost of an early deadly heatwave that has taken the lives of several tourists and presented a taste of the extreme weather it is likely to face this summer.

An urgent warning has been issued to anyone travelling to the country as four holidaymakers have died and more are missing amid record temperatures.

A favourite holiday destination for much of Europe, Greece has now been hit by the earliest heatwave on record. A heatwave is classed as temperatures exceeding 38C for at least three days.

Read the full report from Rich Booth in Greece:

Warning to tourists as four dead and more missing in Greece’s record early heatwave

Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual health advice he received from ‘remarkable’ Michael Mosley

Friday 14 June 2024 14:00 , Holly Evans

Gyles Brandreth has paid tribute to the late TV doctor Michael Mosley, who was found dead after going missing on the Greek island of Symi.

The TV star’s body was discovered in a rocky area close to Agia Marina beach on Sunday (9 June) following a major five-day search across the island.

Brandreth, 76, reflected on the health advice Mosley gave him after he suffered a fall and broke his arm two years ago.

He said: “He had an impact on millions of people. Even me, when I broke my arm a couple of years ago, he said to me: ‘You’ve reached that age when you start falling over...”

Read the full article here:

Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual health advice from ‘remarkable’ Michael Mosley

TV medic’s body to be repatriated by the weekend

Friday 14 June 2024 13:00 , Holly Evans

The body of Dt Michael Mosley is likely to be repatriated by the weekend, forensic pathologists have told the Guardian.

“Usually it’s only a matter of time once a postmortem is conducted for a body to be released,” said Dr Grigoris Leon, who heads the Hellenic society of forensic medicine. “That means in this case it’s a question of days before repatriation takes place.”

An initial inquest conducted by a coroner based on their inspection of the body and an autopsy found no injuries that suggested criminal action.

Channel 5 unsure over fate of Michael Mosley’s new documentary series

Friday 14 June 2024 12:25 , Holly Evans

Channel 5 is yet to make a decision on whether it will air the series Michael Mosley was making before his death.

The TV doctor, who changed the way the nation eats and popularised the 5:2 diet, died aged 67 on the Greek island of Symi last week.

His death was confirmed on Sunday after a five-day search, which was initiated after his wife, Clare, reported him missing.

Read the full article here:

Channel 5 unsure over fate of Michael Mosley’s new documentary series

Dr Mosley jokingly reveals result of his personality test

Friday 14 June 2024 11:46 , Holly Evans

Later in the episode, Mosley shared with the audience one of the “scarier experiments” he had taken part in - a personality test.

“I was stuck in a brain scanner and showed images of someone being hit with a ruler and then they hit me with a ruler,” he explained.

When he asked for the results, the psychologist told him: “I’d send your wife out of the room at this point.”

Mosley admitted that “according to this test, I am a bit of a psychopath”.

As the audience laughed, Professor Paul Bloom reassured him: “If you’re worried you’re a psychopath, you’re not a psychopath.”

‘His legacy is going to live on’, says former friend and fellow broadcaster

Friday 14 June 2024 11:32 , Holly Evans

Paying tribute to Mosley, his friend and fellow TV doctor Chris van Tulleken added: “Michael’s death has moved so many of us, so really I’m speaking for lots of television and audio presenters and producers.

“His legacy is going to live on in our memories, every time we brush our teeth standing on one leg, we fast a little longer between meals, we build up our strength with squats or do any one of the other hundreds of tricks that he taught us.

“I’ll miss him as a friend and as a mentor. But perhaps, most of all, I’ll miss him as a broadcaster.”

BBC colleagues say Michael Mosley death has ‘moved so many of us’  (BBC) (PA Archive)
BBC colleagues say Michael Mosley death has ‘moved so many of us’ (BBC) (PA Archive)

TV doctor told audience he had been ‘obsessed’ with how to live a good life

Friday 14 June 2024 11:21 , Holly Evans

In a conversation at the Hay Festival with psychologist Professor Paul Bloom, Michael Mosley told the audience: “I have been obsessed with the question of how to live a good life for a long time.

“I come from a long line of missionaries on my mother’s side and a long line of bankers on my father’s side so I’m kindof torn in directions and to some extent, that has dictated the course of my life.”

The event focused on the Canadian professor’s five tips for living a good life, with Dr Mosely sharing his own insight and experiences from his career in a witty and light-hearted conversation which took place on 25 May.

Dr Mosley was ‘one of the most important broadcasters of recent decades’

Friday 14 June 2024 10:45 , Holly Evans

Opening a BBC special programme in memory of Dr Michael Mosley, his former colleague and fellow broadcaster Chris Van Tulleken described him as “generous” and “humble”.

Just One Thing: There’s Only One Michael Mosley is due to be aired on BBC Radio 4 at 11am, and has been released on BBC Sounds, and features the TV doctor’s final interview at the Hay Festival.

In a tribute, Mr Van Tulleken said: “As you’re listening to Michael, I want you to reflect on his style - dryly witty, modest, humble. This style disguises that he is one of the most important broadcasters of recent decades.

Michael Mosley infected himself with tapeworms (Nathan Williams/BBC) (PA Media)
Michael Mosley infected himself with tapeworms (Nathan Williams/BBC) (PA Media)

“Before Michael, doctors in white coats told you how to live from their ivory towers, Michael’s genius was to make himself the patient and the guinea pig in a way that’s utterly relatable.”

He continued:  “Off camera and off mic he was the same, humble, kind and above all generous. And that generosity set the tone in the BBC Science unit in a way that meant everyone who worked there became friends and collaborators rather than competitors.”

TV special in memory of Michael Mosley to air this evening

Friday 14 June 2024 09:51 , Holly Evans

A TV special titled Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain is set to air on BBC One at 8pm in his memory.

The programme will focus on Mosley’s decades-long broadcasting career and how he transformed people’s lives through science.

Mosley first trained as a doctor before moving into the world of broadcasting, presenting a host of science programmes and films on the BBC including Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, which looked at healthcare in Britain.

In 2002, he was nominated for an Emmy for his executive producer role on BBC science documentary The Human Face, and he also ingested tapeworms for six weeks for a 2014 documentary called Infested! Living With Parasites on BBC Four.

A programme will air this evening on BBC One to pay tribute to the TV doctor (AP)
A programme will air this evening on BBC One to pay tribute to the TV doctor (AP)

Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father in tragic final interview

Friday 14 June 2024 08:51 , Holly Evans

Dr Michael Mosley said he did not want to die “early” like his father, who lived to 74 years old, in a tragic interview given just before his death at age 67.

The TV star died of natural causes last week after he went missing on the Greek island of Symi. His body was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach.

Speaking at the end of April the 67-year-old revealed his healthy lifestyle was driven by watching his own father, Bill, die before seeing his grandchildren grow up.

Read the full article here:

Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father in final interview

BBC to air final Dr Mosley interview at 11am

Friday 14 June 2024 08:00 , Holly Evans

In tribute, the BBC will air the last interview Mosley conducted in a programme titled There’s Only One Michael Mosley on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds at 11am on Friday.

Mosley recorded a special edition of Just One Thing, in which he regularly revealed tips to improve your health, at the Hay Festival on May 25 with Professor Paul Bloom.

The recording will be introduced by TV doctor and presenter Chris van Tulleken, who Mosley worked with as part of the BBC’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor series.

ICYMI: Michael Mosley was ‘invited to appear on Strictly weeks before death’ after championing health benefits

Friday 14 June 2024 07:00 , Matt Mathers

Michael Mosley had been invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, a friend has said, after championing the health benefits of dancing.

The late TV star was reportedly excited as he told friends the BBC had invited him to be on the show for its 20th anniversary just weeks before his tragic death.

Full report:

Michael Mosley invited to compete on Strictly before tragic death, friend says

Mapped: The doomed route taken by Dr Michael Mosley in boiling heat before death on Greek island

Friday 14 June 2024 06:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Tragic details have continued to emerge about Dr Michael Mosley’s final hours after he disappeared on the Greek island of Symi, with his body discovered five days later.

After police officers, firefighters and a helicopter scoured the rocky hillside, he was found at the foot of a fence near a beach bar at the Agia Marina resort.

CCTV footage has reportedly shown him making his way down the slope before falling over, with his wife saying that his family had taken comfort in the fact he “very nearly made it to safety”.

Read more here:

Doomed route taken by Dr Michael Mosley in boiling heat before death on Greek island

All the ways Michael Mosley changed my life (and could still change yours)

Friday 14 June 2024 06:00 , Maroosha Muzaffar

He’s altered the way she showers, stands – and even how she spends her free time. Which is why Emma Reed will never forget the health and lifestyle guru:

All the ways Michael Mosley changed my life (and could still change yours)

‘I wanted to bring him back alive’: Volunteer who led search for TV doctor Michael Mosley

Friday 14 June 2024 05:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

A huge, shocked group of press and bystanders gathered on Sunday afternoon to watch the conclusion to a story which has gripped the world over the last few days.

The body of TV doctor Michael Mosley, 67, was spotted that morning from a boat by a British TV reporter after a search which had taken over the entire island of Symi, in Greece.

The former medical personality, author of the popular fasting diet known as the 5:2, had almost made it to safety before he died.

Emergency rescue teams, who were searching just 50m from where Dr Mosley was found, were clearly devastated as his body was carried away.

Volunteers and emergency workers tried to locate him from 7am until 3am for three days in a row - but had missed his body by metres.

Jannis and Sophia Volas, who have been married for 37 years and have two sons, were the chief volunteers leading the search operation.

The couple’s endless search took place through unrelenting heat over jagged rocks, where poisonous snakes were hiding.

The pair paused only to make enough money to support their family – Ms Volas working in a Symi bakery, and Mr Volas a plasterer and blacksmith – but their tanned faces and evident exhaustion showed just how hard they had searched.

Read more here:

Michael Mosley search volunteer: ‘I wanted to bring him back alive’

Michael Mosley was ‘invited to appear on Strictly weeks before death’ after championing health benefits

Friday 14 June 2024 05:00 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Michael Mosley had been invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, a friend has said, after championing the health benefits of dancing.

The late TV star was reportedly excited as he told friends the BBC had invited him to be on the show for its 20th anniversary just weeks before his tragic death.

Dr Mosley, 67, died of natural causes last week after he went missing on the Greek island of Symi, having gone on a walk in searing 40C heat without a mobile phone. Following a major five-day search, his body was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach.

Read more here:

Michael Mosley invited to compete on Strictly before tragic death, friend says

Tourists unaware of risks of heatwave, rescuers say

Friday 14 June 2024 04:45 , Maroosha Muzaffar

As Greece faces unusually high temperatures, concerns are rising about the lack of awareness among tourists regarding the risks of trekking in the extreme heat.

Following the death of TV presenter Michael Mosley on Symi, two other tourists are reported missing on Samos and Amorgos.

In recent days, emergency services have also been deployed to these remote islands to search for an elderly Dutch man and a US national who went missing while hiking.

Dimitris Katatzis, who heads the Samos rescue team, said that missions were often made more difficult because tourists, frequently unaware of the risks, “veered off track” to see sites and then got lost, the Guardian reported.

A search and rescue operation is under way for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
A search and rescue operation is under way for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

“Yesterday we saw a couple [of foreigners] walking a trail in 41C without hats,” he told local media. “It defies logic.”

With record-high temperatures already being recorded, local officials are calling for improved safety measures and better information for visitors to prevent further tragedies.

ICYMI: American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death

Friday 14 June 2024 04:00 , Matt Mathers

Rescue operations have been launched on the Greek island of Amorgos after a retired US police officer disappeared while out on a solo hike - days after the death of TV doctor Michael Mosley in similar circumstances.

Eric Calibet, 59, had been vacationing on the island but was reported missing by a friend on Tuesday afternoon.

Full report:

Tourist vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after Dr Michael Mosley death

ICYMI: ‘Dr Michael Mosley would often tell me how his own health battles were the inspiration for his work’

Friday 14 June 2024 03:00 , Matt Mathers

From the daily routine Mosley kept with his wife, to fighting insomnia and reversing his type 2 diabetes, Maria Lally, who regularly talked to the presenter, reflects on the man who always lived by the rules that he set for others, changing not only his own health but that of a generation...

Read Maria’s piece in full here:

‘Michael Mosley would tell me how he used his own battles to inspire the work he did’

ICYMI: British TV reporter describes ‘chance’ moment he spotted Michael Mosley’s body after days-long search

Friday 14 June 2024 02:00 , Matt Mathers

A British TV reporter was the person who finally spotted Michael Mosley’s body several days after the doctor went missing, despite a huge search and rescue operation across a Greek island.

David Blackmore, 37, who has worked as a producer and reporter for This Morning since 2015, was supposed to be interviewing the mayor of Symi when he arrived to find Eleftherios Papakalodouka boarding a boat at Pedi marina and jumped aboard.

Full report:

British reporter describes ‘chance’ moment he spotted Mosley’s body after long search

ICYMI: New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley two hours before tragic death

Friday 14 June 2024 01:00 , Matt Mathers

Newly released CCTV footage has revealed one of the last sightings of Dr Michael Mosley just two hours before his tragic death on a Greek island hillside.

The 67-year-old died of natural causes on Wednesday after he went missing on Symi. Following a major five-day search, his body was discovered on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach.

Full report:

New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley hours before tragic death

Watch: Reporter who spotted Dr Mosley’s body details moment of discovery

Friday 14 June 2024 00:00 , Tara Cobham

New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Mosley two hours before tragic death

Thursday 13 June 2024 23:00 , Tara Cobham

CCTV footage has revealed one of the last sightings of Dr Michael Mosley just two hours before his tragic death on a Greek island hillside.

Greek police earlier this week released CCTV of what appears to be the TV star walking in the searing heat at 2pm on the day he died.

The footage shows the health guru holding a purple umbrella as he walks to a path that leads towards Agia Marina 1.5 miles away, which is where initial autopsy findings state he likely died at around 4pm. In the video, he appears to pass a house that has a tarpaulin-covered speedboat in the driveway.

Read the full story here:

New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley hours before tragic death

Watch: Dr Mosley’s possible journey on Symi detailed by Greece local

Thursday 13 June 2024 22:00 , Tara Cobham

Medical and scientific community in ‘complete grief’ over Dr Mosley’s death

Thursday 13 June 2024 21:00 , Tara Cobham

The medical and scientific community have reacted with “complete grief” to the death of Michael Mosley after he died while on holiday in Greece.

The broadcaster and columnist, who was reported missing on Wednesday before his body was found on Sunday, advocated intermittent fasting through the 5:2 diet and The Fast 800 diet and presented science and medical documentaries on the BBC and Channel 4.

Dr Mosley based his book The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet on research by Roy Taylor, who is a professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University and the academic contributed to the work.

Asked how the research community has reacted, Professor Taylor said: “I think with complete grief, because Michael was such a personable man, he was so likeable.”

Read the full story here:

Medical and scientific community in ‘complete grief’ over Michael Mosley’s death

Watch The One Show shares emotional tribute to Dr Mosley after death in Greece

Thursday 13 June 2024 20:00 , Tara Cobham

Dr Mosley ‘invited to appear on Strictly weeks before death’

Thursday 13 June 2024 19:00 , Tara Cobham

Michael Mosley had been invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, a friend has said, after championing the health benefits of dancing.

The late TV star was reportedly excited as he told friends the BBC had invited him to be on the show for its 20th anniversary just weeks before his tragic death.

While it is thought the 67-year-old had not yet signed a contract for the show, a friend told the Mail: “He told me just the week before last he’d been invited to do Strictly.” The BBC declined to comment.

Read the full story here:

Michael Mosley invited to compete on Strictly before tragic death, friend says

Two BBC programmes remembering Dr Mosley air tomorrow

Thursday 13 June 2024 18:00 , Tara Cobham

Two BBC programmes remembering TV presenter and columnist Michael Mosley are airing tomorrow.

On Friday at 8pm, Michael Mosley – The Doctor Who Changed Britain will take a look at his almost four decades of broadcasting on BBC One.

It will cover how he transformed people’s lives, fronted the BBC show Trust Me I’m A Doctor and Radio 4’s podcast Just One Thing, and worked behind the scenes as a producer.

The BBC said: “His programmes have made a lasting impact on the nation’s health habits from intermittent fasting to the benefits of a cold shower.

“Michael also shared his own struggles with audiences worldwide; as a chronic insomniac he made programmes about sleep and, ever curious, he would also go to extremes in the pursuit of science, even infecting himself with a tapeworm. Celebrating Michael’s career, this programme marks the enormous impact he made, touching the lives of so many.”

Another programme, There’s Only One Michael Mosley will air on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds from Friday at 11am, and will contain the last interview the TV doctor gave.

Watch: Route missing TV doctor suspected to have taken

Thursday 13 June 2024 15:56 , Tara Cobham

Downing Street describes Dr Mosley as ‘extraordinary broadcaster’

Thursday 13 June 2024 14:38 , Tara Cobham

Downing Street said Michael Mosley was an “extraordinary broadcaster” who had a “huge impact” on people’s lives.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The reports from the weekend are heartbreaking and our thoughts are with Dr Michael Mosley’s family, his wife Clare and friends, in what must be deeply sad times.

“We have seen some incredibly touching tributes which have made clear the huge impact that Dr Mosley had on people and helped to transform people’s lives for the better.

“He will be known as an extraordinary broadcaster who used his platform to influence and change the way we think about many public health issues.”

Watch: The stunning island of Symi where tragedy struck

Thursday 13 June 2024 13:10 , Tara Cobham

Dr Mosley ‘touched so many lives’, says BBC co-star in tribute

Thursday 13 June 2024 11:17 , Tara Cobham

Dr Sarah Jarvis, who had worked with Mosley over the years including on the BBC’s The One Show which he joined in 2007 as part of the original line-up, explained how Dr Mosley had transformed people’s lives through his work.

“Michael was absolutely charming,” his BBC-co-star said during a tribute on The One Show.

“He was funny, he was clever, but what really came across was that he had this ability to communicate and he wanted to get important messages out.

“That man touched so many lives.

“He took really complicated science, then he turned it into something that resonated with everybody.

“And he said that by using himself as a guinea pig, he could make more difference than many doctors make in a lifetime…

“The ideas that he first brought out, he helped bring into the mainstream of health are now there and they continue to make a difference to the quality of people’s lives.”

Watch: The Independent’s Simon Calder pays tribute to TV doctor

Thursday 13 June 2024 10:02 , Tara Cobham

American tourist vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after Dr Mosley’s death

Thursday 13 June 2024 09:00 , Tara Cobham

Rescue operations have been launched on the Greek island of Amorgos after a retired US police officer disappeared while out on a solo hike - days after the death of TV doctor Michael Mosley in similar circumstances.

Eric Calibet, 59, had been vacationing on the island but was reported missing by a friend on Tuesday afternoon.

Calibet left for the challenging four-hour hike, from Aegiali to Katapola around 7am, according to local outlets. The friend reported the disappearance to Amorgos police after he had not returned eight hours later. Authorities have not been able to contact Calibet via either of his two cell phones.

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Tourist vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after Dr Michael Mosley death

Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual health advice he received from ‘remarkable’ Dr Mosley

Thursday 13 June 2024 08:44 , Tara Cobham

Gyles Brandreth has paid tribute to the late TV doctor Michael Mosley, who was found dead after going missing on the Greek island of Symi.

As This Morning hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard paid tribute to the late TV doctor on Monday’s instalment of the show (10 June), broadcaster Brandreth remembered Mosley as a “lovely human being” who “made a real difference”.

Brandreth, 76, reflected on the health advice Mosley gave him after he suffered a fall and broke his arm two years ago.

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Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual health advice from ‘remarkable’ Michael Mosley

‘I wanted to bring him back alive’: Volunteer who led search for TV doctor

Thursday 13 June 2024 07:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

A huge, shocked group of press and bystanders gathered on Sunday afternoon to watch the conclusion to a story which has gripped the world over the last few days.

The body of TV doctor Michael Mosley, 67, was spotted that morning from a boat by a British TV reporter after a search which had taken over the entire island of Symi, in Greece.

The former medical personality, author of the popular fasting diet known as the 5:2, had almost made it to safety before he died.

Lucy Holden reports from Symi, Greece:

Michael Mosley search volunteer: ‘I wanted to bring him back alive’

ICYMI: New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley two hours before tragic death

Thursday 13 June 2024 06:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Newly released CCTV footage has revealed one of the last sightings of Dr Michael Mosley just two hours before his tragic death on a Greek island hillside.

The 67-year-old died of natural causes on Wednesday after he went missing on Symi. Following a major five-day search, his body was discovered on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach.

Greek police have now released CCTV of what appears to be the TV star walking in the searing heat at 2pm on the day he died.

The footage shows the health guru holding a purple umbrella as he walks to a path that leads towards Agia Marina 1.5 miles away, which is where initial autopsy findings state he likely died at around 4pm. In the video, he appears to pass a house that has a tarpaulin-covered speedboat in the driveway.

Dr Mosley was last seen in person by his wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley and friends as he left St Nicholas beach at 1.30pm for a walk in 40C heat without his mobile phone.

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New CCTV footage reveals last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley hours before tragic death

Comment: Michael Mosley changed my life (and could still change yours)

Thursday 13 June 2024 06:00 , Jane Dalton

All the ways Michael Mosley changed my life (and could still change yours)

Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father in tragic final interview

Thursday 13 June 2024 05:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Dr Michael Mosley said he did not want to die “early” like his father, who lived to 74 years old, in a tragic interview given just before his death at age 67.

The TV star died of natural causes last week after he went missing on the Greek island of Symi. His body was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach.

Speaking at the end of April the 67-year-old revealed his healthy lifestyle was driven by watching his own father, Bill, die before seeing his grandchildren grow up.

“I thought, that’s not a road I want to go down,” the father-of-four told The Daily Telegraph. “My dad, when he retired, basically sat on the sofa and watched sport and that was incredibly bad for him.”

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Michael Mosley said he didn’t want to die ‘early’ like his father in final interview

Tributes to ‘courageous friend of humanity’

Thursday 13 June 2024 04:55 , Jane Dalton

Tributes to Dr Michael Mosley poured in from colleagues, academics and people helped by his journalism to lead healthier lives:

Tributes to ‘friend of humanity’ Dr Michael Mosley after a body found in search

US tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike - days after TV doc Michael Mosley died following similar hike

Thursday 13 June 2024 04:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Rescue operations have been launched on the Greek island of Amorgos after a retired US police officer disappeared while out on a solo hike - days after the death of TV doctor Michael Mosley in similar circumstances.

Eric Calibet, 59, had been vacationing on the island but was reported missing by a friend on Tuesday afternoon.

Calibet left for the challenging four-hour hike, from Aegiali to Katapola around 7am, according to local outlets. The friend reported the disappearance to Amorgos police after he had not returned eight hours later. Authorities have not been able to contact Calibet via either of his two cell phones.

According to The Greek Reporter, the last message sent by the man was to his sister, and was a picture of a trail sign.

A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon and resumed on Wednesday morning with reinforcements from the nearby Naxos island.

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US tourist vanishes from Greek Island solo hike - days after Dr Michael Mosley death

Mosley’s body likely to be repatriated by weekend

Thursday 13 June 2024 04:00 , Maroosha Muzaffar

The body of Michael Mosley is likely to be released to his family and repatriated by the weekend.

“Usually it’s only a matter of time once a postmortem is conducted for a body to be released,” Dr Grigoris Leon, who heads the Hellenic society of forensic medicine was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

“That means in this case it’s a question of days before repatriation takes place,” he said.

Mosley was found to have died of natural causes after setting off for a walk from Saint Nikolas beach in Symi at around 1.30pm in searing 40C heat without a mobile phone.1

I wanted to bring him back alive, says volunteer who led search

Thursday 13 June 2024 03:35 , Jane Dalton

Michael Mosley search volunteer: ‘I wanted to bring him back alive’

Body likely to be repatriated by weekend

Thursday 13 June 2024 01:55 , Jane Dalton

Dr Mosley’s body is likely to be released to his family and repatriated by the weekend, forensic pathologists have said.

But tests revealing the precise cause of his death could take months because of a lack of certified laboratories to conduct advanced analysis.

“Usually it’s only a matter of time once a postmortem is conducted for a body to be released,” Dr Grigoris Leon, who heads the Hellenic society of forensic medicine, told The Guardian.

No injuries, initial post-mortem finds

Thursday 13 June 2024 00:30 , Jane Dalton

Greek police spokeswoman Konstantia Dimoglidou said an initial post-mortem examination showed there were no injuries on Dr Mosley’s body.

The presenter had left friends on the island’s Agios Nikolaos beach to go for a walk.

Ms Dimoglidou said the position of his body meant he died of natural causes.

 (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
(Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual advice from ‘remarkable’ doctor

Wednesday 12 June 2024 23:32 , Jane Dalton

Gyles Brandreth recalls unusual health advice from ‘remarkable’ Michael Mosley

Tributes to ‘courageous friend of humanity’ Dr Mosley

Wednesday 12 June 2024 22:00 , Tara Cobham

Tributes to Dr Michael Mosley have poured in from colleagues, academics and people helped by his journalism to lead healthier lives.

As reports of the discovery of his body emerged, those who had worked with Dr Mosley and others helped by his work paid tribute to the presenter and expressed their condolences to his family, who had been taking part in the search on Symi.

“The fragility of life is so shocking,” said fellow presenter Professor Alice Roberts. “I’ve known Michael Mosley for many years – as a TV producer specialising in science and medicine. He was the executive producer of my 2009 series Human Journey.

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Tributes to ‘friend of humanity’ Dr Michael Mosley after a body found in search