BBC The One Show pays tribute to 'dear friend' Dr Michael Mosley

BBC The One Show paid tribute to Dr Michael Mosley
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Tributes have been paid to Dr Michael Mosley on The One Show this evening following his death. The 67-year-old, who was known for his appearances on BBC Radio 4 and ITV This Morning, was found dead on the Greek island of Symi.

He went missing on Wednesday, June 5, after going for a walk alone and his wife Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm when he failed to return. Sadly, his body was discovered this weekend with it later being confirmed that he died of natural causes.

And on BBC The One Show on Monday, June 10, presenter Alex Jones called him a "dear friend." She said: "We're starting tonight's show with the sad news that we've lost a dear friend and colleague.

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"Dr Michael Mosley was part of the original line-up of One Show reporters, who made his first appearance in 2007, and he's been a familiar presence on the show ever since."

She went on to say: "It's still very hard to grasp what's happened, I think everybody feels that, don't they? [...] It's an absolute shock."

Her co-host Jermaine added: "We've already had hundreds of messages from you sharing what a difference he made to your lives. Do please keep them coming and we'll read some of them out a bit later in the show.

"We'll also be joined by Dr Chris Van Tulleken and Dr Hannah Fry, who'll be sharing their memories of working with Michael."

Later in the episode, his former collegue Dr Sarah Jarvis also paid tribute to him. She said: "Michael was absolutely charming. 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."

Chris Van Tulleken said: "I think anyone who watched Michael would know that he was kind of kind and generous on-screen but when he was not on screen that was exactly who he was as well."

Dr Hannah Fry added: "I cannot tell you how many people, not just on-screen, but off screen too, whose career's this man helped. [...] On screen and off-screen [he was] exactly the same person."