Dr Michael Mosley is one of Britain’s most well-known doctors, who rose to fame with television appearances and a string of best-selling diet books.

A major operation was launched to find the famous doctor after he vanished while hiking alone in Greece on Wednesday. 

This morning police discovered of a body at Agia Marina around 30 minutes walk from Pedi where he was last seen.

Officials said the coroner had been informed and was travelling to Symi from Rhodes. It has not yet been confirmed if the body is his.

Born in Calcutta, India, Dr Michael Mosley attended boarding school in England before reading PPE at Oxford. Dr Mosley tried his hand working as an investment banker before retraining as a doctor.

Dr Michael Mosley (pictured) is one of Britain's most well-known doctors, who rose to fame with television appearances and a string of best-selling diet books

Dr Michael Mosley (pictured) is one of Britain’s most well-known doctors, who rose to fame with television appearances and a string of best-selling diet books

Dr Mosley (pictured) was born in Calcutta, India, and attended boarding school in England before reading PPE at Oxford

Dr Mosley (pictured) was born in Calcutta, India, and attended boarding school in England before reading PPE at Oxford

Dr Mosley married Clare (pictured together) in 1987, after meeting in medical school, and they have four children together

Dr Mosley married Clare (pictured together) in 1987, after meeting in medical school, and they have four children together

He studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London before leaving to join the BBC as a trainee assistant producer.

Dr Mosley made a string of science and history documentaries over 25 years, rising to become a presenter and an executive producer at the corporation.

In his journalistic career he has worked alongside the likes of John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston and Sir David Attenborough.

He devised and was executive producer on three of the most popular science and history programmes of the past decade: Pompeii – The Last Day, Supervolcano and Krakatoa.

He is also working as a presenter on Trust Me, I’m A Doctor on BBC 2. Alongside his screen work, Dr Mosley is well known for his dietary advice after publishing bestselling plans including The Fast 800 and the 5:2 Diet.

He is one of the leading advocates of intermittent fasting, low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets.

Police believed Dr Mosley was seen on CCTV in the town of Pedi before making a wrong turn along a path heading north, on the island of Symi

Police believed Dr Mosley was seen on CCTV in the town of Pedi before making a wrong turn along a path heading north, on the island of Symi 

Dr Mosley is well known for his health advice, particularly on fasting, diet and sleep, and is one of the most trusted and authoritative medical voices in the British media and around the world

Dr Mosley is well known for his health advice, particularly on fasting, diet and sleep, and is one of the most trusted and authoritative medical voices in the British media and around the world 

Dr Mosley's wife, Dr Clare Bailey is a GP and also a columnist for the Mail

Dr Mosley’s wife, Dr Clare Bailey is a GP and also a columnist for the Mail

Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey in Buckinghamshire in June 2013

Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey in Buckinghamshire in June 2013

The diet doctor has also published a book on using diet to improve sleep, called Fast Asleep, after revealing he suffered from chronic insomnia.

Dr Mosley regularly appears on his podcast Just One Thing as well as the BBC’s The One Show.

His latest book, The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet, was published in December 2015 and became an international bestseller. 

He has won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association in 1995.

As well as having a column in the Daily Mail, Dr Mosley writes for The Mail on Sunday, The Times and The Independent. He is a regular columnist for Focus magazine and Eureka.

He married Clare Bailey in 1987, after meeting in medical school, and they have four children together. Dr Mosley and his wife, who is also a Mail columnist, have just completed a nationwide tour together called: ‘Eat well, sleep better, live longer.’

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