Tim Spector issues message as friend Michael Mosley missing in Greece sparking concern

Tim Spector has issued a message as his friend, Dr Michael Mosley, is missing in Greece.

As we reported earlier today (June 6), the last sighting of the presenter, who hosts podcast Just One Thing on the BBC, was on the island of Symi, sparking concerns for his safety.

It's understood Dr Mosley's wife, Dr Clare Bailey, alerted the emergency services after he vanished on a coastal walk on Wednesday in the area of St Nicholas Beach after he didn't return home by 7.30pm. Hoping for his safe return, his friend Tim Spector, co-founder of the Zoe Health app, said his thoughts are with his family.

Taking to his Instagram stories he wrote: "My friend Michael Mosley has gone missing in Greece - thoughts are with Claire and his family - hoping for the best x". Martin Lewis has also shared his concern, writing on X (formerly Twitter): "Feeling disturbed about the news about Dr Michael Mosley. I hope he's ok."

Filmmaker Malcolm Clark said: "So sorry to hear this. Michael is one of the nicest and smartest people in television and was a joy to work with. Hope rescuers find him soon." Broadcaster Jeremy Vine also shared a message on social media as he said: "I'm praying this lovely man is found and thinking of Claire and the whole Mosley family."

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Mosley was on holiday with his partner Clare at the time

Dr Mosley's representatives spoke to the Mirror, expressing their deep concern during this distressing time, confirming that the search efforts continue.

Greek police spokesperson, Constantina Dimoglidou, reported that searches commenced early in the morning but have so far not found any sign of him.

The statement said: "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."

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Tim Spector says his thoughts are with Dr Mosley's family -Credit:Tim Spector/Instagarm

Dimoglidou further explained the breadth of the search, stating: "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."

A community Facebook group on Symi has also issued an appeal for people who may have seen the presenter. They appealed for information in a post that included a picture of Dr Mosley wearing a pair of shorts, a blue polo shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses. They wrote: "Have you seen this man? He set off to walk back from St Nick's at about 13.30 and failed to make it home.

"His friends are concerned as it is 6 hours since they last saw him. His name is Dr Mike Mosley and he is a familiar face for many British people as he has appeared on the BBC. The police and coast guard have been informed EMAK, the island's rescue team, is also involved."

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