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Dr Michael Mosley’s final interview to be broadcast after TV star’s death in Greece-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

The BBC will broadcast two specials.

Dr Michael Mosley’s final interview to be broadcast after TV star’s death in Greece-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

The BBC will broadcast Dr Michael Mosley’s final interview (Picture: PA)

TV doctor Michael Mosley will be remembered in two BBC specials airing on Friday, following his death on holiday in Greece.

The broadcaster and columnist died of natural causes last week after he went missing on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old was found on Sunday in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach, and is thought to have died just hours after leaving his wife on Wednesday around 1.30pm, when he appeared to have undertaken an ‘incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen’ by emergency search teams.

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.

Meanwhile, 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.

The TV star died of natural causes after going missing in Greece (Picture: Rex/John Lawrence/Shutterstock)

This comes as the future of one of his TV shows is uncertain, as bosses decide whether or not to air it.

Before his death – which has prompted an outpouring of grief on social media – Mosley was preparing to make his Channel 5 debut, having filmed a three-part series titled Wonders of the Human Body, in which he set out to decode the human body.

Episodes would see viewers encouraged to look at their bodies in new ways and understand how they work, particularly during ageing.

The programme was announced last autumn by the This Morning star, who was always more than happy to be a guinea pig and test theories on himself.

However, Channel 5 cannot say for certain whether Wonders of the Human Body will make it to screens.

The future of Mosley’s Channel 5 show is uncertain (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Following reports, a spokesperson told that it is ‘still far too early for any decision to be made’.

They added that ‘any decision taken would be entirely in agreement with [Mosley’s] family.’

Speaking about the project in September, Mosley said: ‘This was a fascinating series to make and I learned a lot about the workings of the human body in general, and my own in particular, which I am looking forward to sharing.’

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.

Dr Clare paid tribute to her husband after his body was found, describing the loss as ‘devastating’ (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Disappearance of Dr Michael Mosley – a timeline

Dr Mosley was first reported to have gone missing on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday June 5

He had been on holiday with his wife Dr Clare Bailey at the time, who raised the alarm that he had disappeared when he didn’t return from a coastal walk

A representative for the TV doctor told on Thursday June 6: ‘We have no further information yet and are sitting tight hoping for some good news.’

CCTV footage was released showing Dr Mosley in the nearby coastal village of Pedi, while another video appeared to show him then going down a mountainous path

Theories emerged that Dr Mosley might have walked along a steep uphill concrete road from Pedi, which leads to ‘very dangerous’ rocky terrain, made even more treacherous due to the temperatures on Symi reaching 40 degrees Celsius

The search for Dr Mosley, which included members of the police force, firefighters, divers, a helicopter, a search dog and Greek Red Cross workers, moved from the sea to the mountains on Saturday June 8

On Sunday June 9, a body had been found in the search for the doctor, near a fence that runs around a bar on the Agia Marina beach, with a purple umbrella found nearby

On Sunday afternoon, Dr Clare Bailey issued a statement confirming the death of her husband, and that he ‘took the wrong route’ on his walk and ‘collapsed’

Mosley is credited with popularising the 5:2 diet, a form of intermittent fasting, through his book The Fast Diet, and later advocated for The Fast 800 diet, which follows a ‘moderately low-carb, Mediterranean-style diet’.

Paying tribute to her husband after his body was found on Sunday, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley described the loss as ‘devastating’.

She said: ‘I don’t know quite where to begin with this. It’s devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together.

‘I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days. My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world.

‘It’s clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you. We’re taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen by the extensive search team. Michael was an adventurous man, it’s part of what made him so special.’

She continued: ‘We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him. Some of these people on the island, who hadn’t even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked.

‘We’re also very grateful to the press who have dealt with us with great respect. I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all.’

Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain will air on BBC One at 8pm.

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