Dr Michael Mosley's 44-year relationship with wife Clare - how they met and sweet nicknames

Dr Michael Mosley with wife Clare
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Michael Mosley's wife Clare Bailey revealed her 'unbearable' pain after her TV doctor husband went missing while on holiday in Greece. A body has now been found after an extensive search for the This Morning star, who vanished after going for a walk on the small Greek island of Symi on Wednesday.

Clare previously issued a statement as teams searched for him. It said: "It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk. The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children.

"The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael. We will not lose hope."

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Michael and Clare met at medical school 44 years ago. Both GPs, they combined their expertise to promote intermittent fasting and the low-carb ketogenic diet.

Together, they created The Fast 800, a popular health plan. And they had just finished a theatre tour together called Eat well, Sleep Better, and Live Longer! Their last show was on February 29 at the Bournemouth Pavilion.

Born in India and starting his career path in London as a banker, Dr Mosley moved to England for boarding school and attended the University of Oxford. After a two-year stint in his initial job, he switched towards a career in medicine and enrolled at UCL Medical School in 1980.

It was there that he met his future wife. "There were 100 of us in the year and the Dean said: 'Four of you will marry' and I met Clare then," Michael shared with Sussex Living magazine in January. The couple have four children, with their sons now 33, 31, 29 and their daughter 24.

The family lives in Buckinghamshire in a house originally built by the Cadbury family in 1905. Clare is widely recognised for her significant impact on Michael's dietary choices, with both jokingly comparing him to a 'Labrador' and her to a 'Greyhound'.

Before meeting Clare, Michael was not a fan of vegetables, and Clare previously admitted she had to occasionally hide chocolate from him. "We say he's a labrador because they eat anything," she explained to The Times in an April interview.

"There were times when he would open a packet of biscuits and the whole lot would be gone." Discussing their working relationship, Michael revealed they operate from different parts of their home and "would meet for coffee." Clare chimed in: "Honestly, it has been a real pleasure."