Dr Michael Mosley forced to address fans and says 'I am not'

Dr Michael Mosley
Dr Michael Mosley -Credit:Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

TV doctor Michael Mosley has been forced to issue a message to fans after being "made aware" of an image circulating on social media.

The health and fitness guru, who founded the 5:2 diet, regularly appears on shows such a This Morning. He is also known for sharing wellness tips in his many books, and in his BBC podcast, Just One Thing.

But on Friday he shared a different type of update altogether. He told his 82,000 Instagram followers he was the subject of a scam said to be doing the rounds.

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The doctor said: "Hi everyone. I have been made aware that a scammer is using an AI of my image to sell blood pressure tablets on Instagram.

"I am not affiliated with this company in any way. If you see this post, please report the account, and do not engage. Thank you, Dr Michael Mosley."

Dr Mosley is not the first celebrity to have had their image used in such a way. Last year Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver issued a heartfelt apology to fans after being inundated with similar messages.

At the time she said: "I'm really, really sad that I have to actually make this video but I've had quite a lot of messages over the last couple of weeks asking me about keto gummies.

"There's obviously some scam going around saying that I lost weight with keto dummies, gummies, I don't know. It's c**p, it's a scam.

"If you've been taken in by it, I'm so sorry. I'm so, so sorry, it's outrageous and I just want you to know that I would never, ever, ever advocate anything like that. I'm incensed, I'm absolutely incensed."

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