BBC The One Show pays tribute to Dr Michael Mosley

The One Show paid tribute to Dr Michael Mosley on Monday
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BBC's The One Show has paid tribute to their former presenter Dr Michael Mosley following the tragic news of his death over the weekend. Dr Mosley, who was also well-known for his segments on This Morning and his work on BBC Radio 4's Just One Thing, was last seen alive on the Greek island of Symi, enjoying a holiday with his wife, Dr Clare Bailey.

The 67-year-old went missing after he left for a solo walk around 1.30 pm on Wednesday (June 5) and was sadly found deceased on Sunday (June 9) reports GloucestershireLive.

On today's episode (Monday) of The One Show, hosted by Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas, the team took a moment to honour their late colleague. At the beginning of the show, Alex made a heartfelt statement, followed by tributes from other past colleagues.

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Alex began the show by saying: "Good evening. We're starting tonight's show with the sad news that we've lost a dear friend and colleague. 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.

Jermaine continued the tribute, saying: "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."

Dr Sarah Jarvis paid a heartfelt tribute to her former colleague during the episode, expressing: "Michael was absolutely charming, he was funny. He was clever.

Additionally, she highlighted his passion for communication and health education, stating: "But what really came across was that he had this ability to communicate and he wanted to get important messages out."

Visibly moved, Alex reflected on the show and said: "It's still very hard to grasp what's happened, I think everybody feels that, don't they? [...] It's an absolute shock.

Reminiscing about Michael, Dr Chris noted: "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.

Further praising Michael, Dr Hannah emphasised his impact behind the scenes, mentioning: "I cannot tell you how many people, not just on-screen, but off-screen too, whose careers this man helped. [...] On-screen and off-screen [he was] exactly the same person.

In his concluding remarks, Alex stated: "He will be sorely missed but Michael's legacy will live on. And of course, we send our condolences to Michael's wife Clare, his children and his wider family.

A touching tribute was posted on social media by the One Show, stating: "Everyone at the One Show is deeply saddened to hear about our friend and colleague Dr Michael Mosley.

"He was a much loved and hugely respected member of our original team, making frequent appearances over the years both presenting science films for us and also in the studio, most recently back in February with his wife Clare talking about their joint theatre tour. Our thoughts are very much with Clare and their four children at this extremely difficult time."

The popular presenter disappeared from the island of Symi in Greece last week, causing concern among his fans and friends. He decided to take a solitary walk around 1.30pm on Wednesday, and when he had not returned by 7.30pm, the police initiated a search operation.

Local residents participated in an intense three-day search for him, scouring his potential walking route near St Nicholas Beach after his wife Clare reported his absence. Further investigations led to a network of caves locally known as 'The Abyss', where a body was reportedly found by the search team on Sunday morning. Ongoing reports suggest that a formal identification has since been conducted.

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley has confirmed the heart-wrenching news of her husband's passing, labelling it as "devastating". In a moving tribute, Dr Bailey Mosley shared: "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."

She also expressed her deep appreciation for the worldwide condolences: "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."

In remembrance of her husband's zest for life, she remarked: "Michael was an adventurous man, it's part of what made him so special.

"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."

Dr Bailey Mosley extended a heartfelt thanks towards the media for their considerate reporting, highlighting how fortunate he feels: "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."

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