Missing TV doctor Michael Mosley’s wife breaks silence as search continues in Greece


The wife of TV doctor Michael Mosley, who has been missing since Wednesday, has insisted that ‘we will not lose hope’.

The 67-year-old was last seen setting off on a walk to the centre of Greek island Symi on 5 June.

Mosley was last spotted by CCTV at a grey-stoned house nearby the harbour after leaving his wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, on Agios Nikolaos beach at 13:30 local time.

Dr Bailey alerted officials at around 7:30pm that her husband still hadn’t returned from his walk.

Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas, the mayor of Symi, said that Bailey and her four children are set to help with the search.

The mayor said that he hopes the presenter is found ‘safe and alive’, adding: “All the community is so sad about this, (it has) never happened before.”

And today (8 June), Dr Bailey Mosley has issued an emotional statement to the BBC, reading: “It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk.

“The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children.

“The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael. We will not lose hope.”

The mayor said that firefighters searched a four-mile radius of the area at 6am, with still no sign of Mosley.

Mr Papakaloudoukas said there’s been ‘nothing, nothing’, and that the area is ‘very dangerous’.

However, the search remains ongoing as the rescue workers are looking high and low in the mountainous area.

The mayor speculated that the presenter may have walked along a steep uphill concrete road.

And at the end of the street, he may have gone up a small path, which leads into the rocky landscape with no surrounding infrastructure.

The mayor’s daughter, Mika Papakalodouka, told the PA news agency: “It is a small island, people talk. We’re good people actually here. Everybody is looking for him.

“It’s such a small island to get lost on. It’s so weird for us. Everybody is worried and looking for him.”

The broadcaster has been working with the BBC since 1985 and is known for making numerous appearances on The One Show.

In 2021, he presented Lose a Stone in 21 Days for Channel 4, promoting what he calls a healthy lifestyle, consisting of intermittent fasting and a keto diet.

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