Dr Michael Mosley missing as police fear This Morning star has 'fallen from height' on Greek island walk


A search has been launched for Dr Michael Mosley who has been reported missing after failing to return from a walk on the Greek island of Symi.

The diet guru, 67, who is well known to TV viewers from his appearances on This Morning, set off for a hike at 1.30pm yesterday but never came back.

His wife Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm at 7.30pm on Wednesday - amid police fears he may have fallen from a height while hiking along the island's St Nicholas Beach.

Local authorities in Symi traced the route that Dr Michael was likely to have taken overnight but were unable to locate him. Search and rescue teams from the Greek capital Athens have been drafted in to help with the search, with high-tech equipment including drones assisting with efforts.

Police spokesperson Constantina Dimoglidou 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.

"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."

He added: "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."

Hellenic coast guard have been brought in to search the sea, while the fire brigade have been scouring the remote island’s forests and hills around where he was likely to have been.

The community in the local area are appealing for information, posting a picture of the star in sunglasses writing: "'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."

As well as appearing on This Morning, Dr Michael is well known for his 5:2 diet, where people reduce their calories for two days while maintaining their normal diet for the rest.

Dr Michael Mosley on This Morning with wife Helen
A recent photograph of Dr Mosley is being circulated on the island