Michael Mosley wife and children: Inside the TV doctor's family life

9 June 2024, 12:30 | Updated: 9 June 2024, 12:32

Inside Michael Mosley's family life, marriage and career
Inside Michael Mosley's family life, marriage and career. Picture: Alamy / Shutterstock
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Everything we know about Michael Mosley from his career to his family life with wife Clare Bailey and their four children, who are all on the Greek island of Symi as a body is found amid the search.

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Michael Mosley, 67, made headlines after he was reported missing this week while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi with his wife Clare Bailey. Now, a body believed to be that of Michael has been found in a rocky area beside Agia Marina beach.

The worrying reports of his disappearance were confirmed by Michael's agent on Thursday after a local Facebook group posted an appeal for information about his whereabouts, sharing that the Doctor had set off on a walk on Wednesday, 5th June, at 1:30pm local time and had not returned.

Shortly after the search began, Michael and his wife Clare's four children are believed to have flown out to help the authorities and locals. The family is yet to release a statement regarding the body recently found.

As thoughts and prayers are being sent to the family, we take a look at Michael's family life with wife Clare and their four children.

TV Doctor Michael Mosley has gone missing in Greece during a holiday
TV Doctor Michael Mosley has gone missing in Greece during a holiday. Picture: Alamy

Who is Michael Mosley's wife Clare Bailey?

Michael Mosley has been married to wife Clare Bailey since 1987, having first met during their time at UCL Medical School.

Clare is a GP and often collaborates with Michael on his healthy eating projects, including the creation of the programme and app The Fast 800.

The couple were on holiday on the Greek island with friends when Michael went missing, with Clare putting out a statement earlier this week which read: "It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk. The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children.“The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael. We will not lose hope."

Speaking of his wife in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in 2019, Michael said: "Clare is insightful and more of an extrovert than me – she is the one who is happy to stay out until 5am. She has an enormous amount of social energy."

He added: "In our relationship, I tend to have big ideas and she puts them into practice. She writes the recipes in my books and has long been interested in food and its impact on our health. She is a practising GP and loves her work."

Going on to talk about their children, Michael said: "Clare and I have raised four children. Our daughter Kate is exactly like her mother – sociable and very likeable. We also have three sons, Alex, Jack and Daniel. Clare and I share a lot of interests. She has a strong curiosity about the world and likes to question things. She is very funny but when she's cross with me, she's very cross."

Michael Mosley children

Michael and his wife Clare have four children, three boys and a girl; Alex, Dan, Jack and Kate.

Following the news that Michael was missing, the four children flew out to the Greek island of Symi to help aid the search teams looking for their father.

Michael Mosley pictured with his wife Clare Bailey in 2013
Michael Mosley pictured with his wife Clare Bailey in 2013. Picture: Alamy

Who is Michael Mosley and how did he become famous?

Michael Mosley is a 67-year-old TV doctor best known for creating the 5:2 diet, releasing multiple books on healthy eating and lifestyle as well as appearing on TV shows such as This Morning and The One Show.

The doctor was born in India and moved to England at a young age, attending boarding school from the age of seven. Michael later went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before starting a career in banking in London.

After two years in this field, Michael turned his attention to medicine and started attending UCL Medical School with the intentions of becoming a psychiatrist. Michael later decided psychiatry was not for him and instead took part in a trainee assistant producer scheme at the BBC in 1985.

Michael Mosley TV shows and books

Over the years, Michael has released many books regarding healthy eating, with a focus on intermittent fasting, including The Fast 800, 4 Weeks To Better Sleep, The Fast Diet and The Clever Guts Diet.

Michael has made many appearances on TV shows over the years such as This Morning and The One Show, but has also created his own documentary-style shows including Lose A Stone in 21 Days, Just One Thing, The Truth About Exercise and Secrets of Your Big Shop.

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