Michael Mosley's upcoming Channel 5 debut put 'on ice' after tragic death

TV doctor Michael Mosley's series exploring the human body is reportedly on hold at Channel 5, pending a decision on whether it can be aired following his passing.

The doctor, renowned for his work on BBC Two and Channel 4, was set to make his Channel 5 debut with the three-part series Wonders of the Human Body. In this series, he aimed to demystify the human body, inviting viewers to understand their bodies in new ways and comprehend how they evolve during the ageing process.

Always one to put theories to the test, the programmes, announced last autumn, saw him use his own body to track medical advancements, including a new scan that purports to predict heart attacks years in advance. He also experienced hypnosis and observed some ground-breaking brain surgery aiming to cure tremors.

Dr Michael Mosley's Channel 5 debut has reportedly been put 'on ice' since his death
Dr Michael Mosley's Channel 5 debut has reportedly been put 'on ice' since his death -Credit:PA Media

In September, Michael shared: "This was a fascinating series to make and I learned a lot about the workings of the human body in general, and my own in particular, which I am looking forward to sharing."

However, according to the Mirror, the series has been put on ice as the channel decides whether to move forward with it amid the TV doctor's tragic death. When queried about the possibilities of the late health expert Michael's programme Wonders of the Human Body airing as a tribute on Channel 5, a spokeswoman told The Mirror it was "too early" to comment.

OK! has reached out to Channel 5 for comment.

Natalie Humphreys, the founder of TV indie Storyboard, stated that the goal was "to make the science of the human body relatable and appealing to a big broad audience. There's so much we still don't know and discoveries are being made all the time, so making this new series is exciting for us", reports the Mirror.

Dr Michael Mosley was on holiday with wife Clare Bailey in Greece when he disappeared
Dr Michael Mosley was on holiday with wife Clare Bailey in Greece when he disappeared -Credit:No credit

Michael, widely recognised for his contributions on This Morning, has also been the face of numerous BBC series and podcasts like BBC2's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor. Recently, he lit up our screens on Channel 4 with compelling shows such as Who Made Britain Fat? and The Secrets of the Big Shop.

The TV doctor went missing on the coastal walk in the Greek town of Symi, where Michael was on holiday with his wife, on Wednesday afternoon. Sadly, his body was discovered in a rocky area beside Agia Marina on Sunday morning, with his wife Dr Clare Bailey saying she was "devastated" in a statement.