Dermot O'Leary breaks silence over Michael Mosley disappearance on This Morning

Michael went missing this week
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Dermot O'Leary has finally spoken up about the disappearance of This Morning star Michael Mosley, sharing some heartfelt words.

The appalling case was examined on the popular daytime programme where Dermot, Alison Hammond, Vanessa Feltz and Nick Ferrari mulled over the matter. Vanessa broke down as she recounted her connection to Michael whereas Dermot expressed, "We can only hope and pray and send our love to all his loved ones that he's found."

Michael vanished on the scenic island of Symi after departing St Nicholas Beach to stroll back to Pedi one recent Thursday. The alarm was sounded when Mosley's agent disclosed that the 67 year old author famed for his diet books hadn't turned up from a walk. Consequently, a search operation is now underway on the Dodecanese Island.

Local chatter surfaced via a Facebook group post intimating that a rescue team primed with drones would soon join from Athens to augment the ongoing search and rescue mission. Responding to these worrying developments, a Foreign Office spokesperson voiced on Thursday: "We are supporting the family of a British man who is missing in Greece and are in contact with the local authorities.", reports the Mirror.

Vannessa Feltz said on the show: "It's so upsetting, I mean we've all interviewed and met him so many times, and I would say he's kind of like the embodiment of vitality." She described Michael Mosley as a "man of irrepressible energy, enthusiasm."

She continued: "His enthusiasm is for everybody else to feel the same, to be your absolute healthiest, fittest and enjoy life to the fullest, he's the most wonderful person, he walked into the studio and the whole place lit up. I couldn't love the guy more, or admire him more."

Mosley gained recognition through hosting several TV shows on various networks, including the Channel 4 show, Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?

He has also been involved in the BBC series, Trust Me, I'm A Doctor, and earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the scientific documentary, The Human Face, which featured John Cleese.

Outside of television, Mosley is well-known for promoting the 5:2 diet and the Fast 800 diet. Although he prefers to keep his personal life private, it is known that Michael is married to Clare Bailey Mosley, a doctor, author, and health columnist, and together they have four children.

Senior Police Spokesman Constantina Dimoglidou stated on Thursday: "He was at the beach of Ag. Nikolas with another couple when he decided to go back to his home in the area of Pedi of Symi. It was around 1.30pm and he forgot his phone at the beach. Any and every attempt to track him down has not produced any result."

"We have now asked the fire brigade to assist in the operation in the case that he may have slipped, tripped, fallen, even bitten by a snake, remaining injured somewhere. There is just no trace of him. None whatsoever and that means that for us at least, every potential scenario is open and being investigated."