Dr Michael Mosley's agent breaks silence after he goes missing in Greece

Michael Mosley's agents have issued an emotional statement after the doctor disappeared. The ITV, Channel 4 and BBC doctor is said to have sparked concern from his wife after he failed to return from a walk along the coast after six hours.

His agents have released a statement as they confirmed the search for him is ongoing, telling The Mirror they are "very worried about him." Dr Mosley previously confessed that he was 'completely wrong' about a particular form of exercise.

He revealed that Nordic Walking - which involves the use of poles - not only helps to shed more weight and counter heart disease, but also aids in alleviating back pain and serves as a full body workout.

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He told his podcast he had assumed that this type of walking was meant for 'older walkers' who lacked the strength to walk without the aid of poles. He said: "It turns out I am completely wrong using poles like this actually boosts the intensity of walking, turning it from a walk into a full body workout. Not only does it up the intensity of the walk, but it can lead to greater fitness and weight loss than regular walking.

"Almost anyone can do it." He noted that while walking backwards can be done on a treadmill in a gym, it can also be safely performed at home or outdoors with a clear path.

He said taking just 100 steps backward could be as beneficial as taking a thousand steps forward when it comes to cognitive function. He lived with tapeworms in his guts for six weeks for the documentary Infested! Living With Parasites on BBC Four. Mosley is also credited for the rising popularity of the 5:2 diet, which involves fasting for two days a week to lose weight. He has previously been named “medical journalist of the year” by the British Medical Association.