Vanessa Feltz breaks down as she shares reason Michael Mosley's disappearance is so 'upsetting'

Vanessa Feltz released an emotional statement as she reacted to Michael Mosley's disappearance
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Vanessa Feltz was visibly moved as she discussed the distressing disappearance of Dr Michael Mosley on Friday's episode of This Morning.

Engaging in conversation with fellow panelist Nick Ferrari and hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, 62-year-old Vanessa reflected on the man she described as a "friend" to the morning show and "the most wonderful father."

The latest news has revealed that trained sniffer dogs have now been enlisted to aid the search for the missing TV personality. Vanessa, shaken by the news, expressed how it was particularly hard-hitting considering Michael is viewed by many as the 'epitome' of good health, dedicating much of his career to supporting others improve their longevity.

"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 said, dubbing Dr Michael Mosley a "man of irrepressible energy, enthusiasm."

In her emotional tribute, the Mirror reports she hailed: "His zest is for everyone else to feel equally vibrant, to be at their peak health, and to truly relish life, he's the most wonderful person, his entrance into the studio brought light to the entire space. I couldn't hold the man in higher regard, or respect him more."

Concerns were first raised on Thursday when the representative of Mosley, 67, revealed that he hadn't returned from a walk he embarked upon from Saint Nikolas Beach at 1.30pm the previous day. A thorough search campaign was immediately launched on the island of Symi, part of the Dodecanese Islands.

Adding weight to their efforts, a local Facebook group post hinted at the imminent arrival of a rescue team from Athens equipped with drones, thus broadening the scope of the search mission. In light of these startling events, a Foreign Office spokesperson conveyed their support stating: "We are supporting the family of a British man who is missing in Greece and are in contact with the local authorities."

It's believed that Mosley vanished following a solitary costal walk around 1.30pm in an isolated location. Eyewitness reports indicate he was last seen in the company of another couple on St Nicholas Beach, Symi. He left mid-afternoon on Wednesday and hasn't been seen since, which triggered a massive search operation.

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The alarm was raised over Mosley's safety when Clare reported him missing following a coastal walk from which he did not return after six hours. A Police spokesperson relayed that Mosley had been at the beach with another couple before deciding to return home.

Realising he had forgotten his phone, Mosley went back alone to retrieve it. Clare contacted emergency services about her husband's disappearance around 7.30pm local time on Wednesday.

Senior Police Spokesman Constantina Dimoglidou provided an update on Thursday, stating: "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."

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