BBC's Martine Croxall fights back tears as she breaks Michael Mosley news

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Leicestershire's BBC News presenter Martine Croxall was visibly upset as she delivered the heartbreaking update on the search for TV doctor Michael Mosley. The presenter was visibly stunned as she shared the news of a body being found.

Martine, who was born and grew up in Stoke Golding, near Hinckley, broke the news early on Sunday morning (June 9) that searchers had located a body in the search for Dr Michael Mosley. The global community was left in shock after it was first reported that the This Morning star had gone missing on the Greek Island of Symi, reports the Mirror.

CCTV had traced some of Michael's last known movements before his body was found on Sunday. A visibly shocked Martine delivered the news, telling viewers: "We have reports from the Island of Symi in Greece that a body has been found in the search for the TV and radio presenter Michael Mosley."

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Michael went missing this week
Dr Michael Mosley's body was found on Sunday morning -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Martine continued: "A rescue worker has been talking to the BBC in the last few minutes. The authorities have been searching for Doctor Mosley in a remote mountainous area of the island. He'd gone missing on Wednesday after leaving his wife on the beach and set off for a walk around lunchtime. His wife Doctor Claire Bailey has said he had gone without his phone."

The body has yet to be formally identified by authorities as Dr Mosley's, but his wife has issued a heartbreaking tribute in which she confirmed her husband's death. 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."

Dr Mosley was a familiar face on British TV screens from appearances on ITV's This Morning to the BBC's The One Show. Search teams revealed that the body was located by search teams equipped with cameras on Sunday close to a caved area where Dr Mosley was believed to have walked to.

Mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas said: "During our search, and as we were approaching a cave next to the Agia Marina beach, we were shooting along the coastline with cameras. We saw an object next to a fence on the beach and when we zoomed in we realised that it was [a] body."

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