Michael Mosley's poignant last interview released by BBC in special tribute after tragic death

Doctor Michael Mosley
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TV star and doctor Michael Mosley tragically passed away last week after it was reported he went missing on the Greek island of Symi. Michael's death was confirmed on 9 June by his wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, and now the BBC have released his heartbreaking last interview in a special tribute.

Titled 'There's Only One Michael Mosley' on BBC Sounds showcases his last interview alongside psychologist Paul Bloom. The episode was recorded in the BBC tent at the Hay Festival on May 25 and viewers can hear Michael at his best - full of warmth, insight and enjoying his time with the audience and sharing some of his reflections on his life, career and the importance of family.

Before the episode begins, medical doctor and presenter Chris Van Tulleken gave an introduction: "What you're about to hear is recorded a few minutes before I met up with Michael at the Hay Festival but what I didn't know was that it would be the last time I ever saw him."

Doctor Michael Mosley
Doctor Michael Mosley tragically passed away last week -Credit:PA

He continued: "Two weeks later he died on holiday in Greece. As you're listening to Michael, I want you to reflect on his style - dryly witty, modest, humble. This style disguises that he is one of the most important broadcasters in recent decades. Before Michael, doctors in white coats told you how to live from their ivory towers."

Chris went onto describe how he'd "never forget" Michael and told listeners about a time Michael infected himself with a tape worm and had a camera inserted to give an insight into what happened.

But Chris makes sure to note that Michael wasn't just making waves in the medical world and paid tribute to his character too. He said: "Off screen and off mic he was the same - humble, kind and, above all, generous.

Clare and Michael Mosley
Clare, Michael's wife, released a beautiful tribute -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

"Michael's death has moved so many of us, so really I'm speaking for lots of presenters and broadcasters. His legacy is going to live on in our memories."

The renowned health expert went missing on Wednesday, 5 June, after failing to return from a walk to his shared accommodation with his wife. Expecting to see Michael returning from St Nicholas beach around 1:30pm, he was distressingly discovered by a local bartender days later, on Sunday, 9 June, following the alert signal by a camera crew and the town mayor.

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, wife of Dr Michael Mosley, released a heartwrenching statement confirming her husband's passing. She previously shared: "I don't know quite where to begin with this. It's devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together. I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days."

She continued: "My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It's clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you. We're taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn't be easily seen by the extensive search team. Michael was an adventurous man, it's part of what made him so special."