BBC unveils heart-warming gesture to honour late Dr Michael Mosley after his tragic death

Dr. Michael Mosley
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The BBC is set to pay a touching tribute to the beloved Dr. Michael Mosley with 'Just One Thing Day' on Friday (12.07. 24), following his tragic passing at the age of 67 in June on the Greek island of Symi.

The respected TV doctor disappeared during a walk in the blistering heat while on holiday with his wife, Dr. Clare Bailey Mosley.

In honour of the host of the popular BBC Radio 4 podcast 'Just One Thing', everyone is encouraged to do one small act in remembrance. BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, BBC Radio1, 'Morning Live', and 'The One Show' are all set to participate in the commemoration.

Mohit Bakaya, Director of Speech and Controller of BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, expressed: "Michael's broadcasting changed people's lives. His Radio 4 podcast inspired so many to take up small, everyday things to improve their health and well-being."

Dr Michael Mosley photographed in the kitchen of his home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Michael Mosley at his home,
Dr Mosley was a regular on ITV This Morning -Credit:John Lawrence/REX/Shutterstock

He added, "So we thought it would be fitting to dedicate a day to the impact he had on people's lives and celebrate his legacy within broadcasting and beyond."

"He was a hugely well-liked and widely admired colleague within radio and TV, so it is no surprise that so many programmes across the BBC have been keen to share their support for Michael as part of 'Just One Thing Day'. I hope audiences will be similarly inspired to join us to do 'Just One Thing' in memory of Michael."

Dr. Clare Bailey Mosley, his widow, has pledged to carry on her husband's impactful work and has expressed gratitude for the overwhelming "outpouring of love" from the public after the loss of the esteemed health expert.

Clare took to Instagram to express her gratitude, writing: "Thank you all for your wonderfully supportive messages. The outpouring of love from so many people has meant a huge amount to me and my family."

She added, "I'm going to be quiet for a while. I'm sure you will understand. But I will be back here soon. I very much want to continue with the work that gave Michael and myself so much joy and such a sense of purpose."

Continuing, she said, "Once more thank you so much for respecting my family's privacy so kindly."

Dr Claire and Dr Michael
Michael was on holiday with his wife in Symi when he went missing last month

Reflecting on her late husband, she shared, "Michael was an amazing man. Thank you for seeing that too. We miss him so much."

It was revealed that Mosley, known for his work on BBC's 'Trust Me, I'm A Doctor', had been approached to join ' Strictly Come Dancing '. A source disclosed to the Daily Mail: "He told me just the week before last he'd been invited to do 'Strictly'." The source also mentioned, "Dr. Mosley would have been a hugely loveable contestant, exactly what the show needs."

BBC is set to celebrate 'Just One Thing Day' in honour of Mosley's contributions, with box sets of Just One Thing available on BBC Sounds.