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Clare Bailey on ‘overwhelming’ grief after Michael Mosley’s demise

Dr Clare Bailey has opened up about the ‘overwhelming’ grief after the death of her husband Dr Michael Mosley.

It comes after it was revealed the BBC will dedicate an entire day of coverage to the late TV health guru and Mail columnist.

Programmes scheduled to run across BBC One, Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio 6 Music on July 12 will honour the broadcaster following his death on the Greek island of Symi at the age of 67 last month.

Titled the Just One Thing Day, after his Radio 4 podcast, programmes and items on the Today programme, Morning Live and The One Show will encourage listeners and viewers to do ‘just one thing’ to improve their wellbeing.

In memory of the beloved presenter and writer, the day will adhere to his ethos of establishing healthy and manageable daily routines that impact mental and physical health.

The Today programme will kick off proceedings with a discussion in which people can explain how Mosley’s tips helped change their lives.

Dr Clare Bailey has opened up about the ¿overwhelming¿ grief after the death of her husband Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Clare Bailey has opened up about the ‘overwhelming’ grief after the death of her husband Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley, 67, (pictured in 2013) went missing during a walk on the Greek holiday island of Symi on Wednesday

Dr Michael Mosley, 67, (pictured in 2013) went missing during a walk on the Greek holiday island of Symi on Wednesday

In memory of the beloved presenter and writer (pictured on The Doctor Who Changed Britain) , the day will adhere to his ethos of establishing healthy and manageable daily routines that impact mental and physical health

In memory of the beloved presenter and writer (pictured on The Doctor Who Changed Britain) , the day will adhere to his ethos of establishing healthy and manageable daily routines that impact mental and physical health

Mosley is credited with popularising the 5:2 diet, a form of intermittent fasting, through his book The Fast Diet, and he often pushed his body to extreme lengths during his research into health and wellbeing

Mosley is credited with popularising the 5:2 diet, a form of intermittent fasting, through his book The Fast Diet, and he often pushed his body to extreme lengths during his research into health and wellbeing

On Women’s Hour, Anita Rani will discuss Mosley’s exercise tips and reveal how they have impacted her own life, while Evan Davies will talk about waking up with a cold shower on PM.

The Food Programme will delve into some of Mosley’s diet and nutrition tips, while Front Row will celebrate the importance of music to bring a sense of calm.

Radio 2’s Tina Daheley and Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles will take on the challenge and choose one thing to improve their health, as will the hosts on The One Show and Morning Live.

‘Michael’s broadcasting changed people’s lives. His Radio 4 podcast inspired so many to take up small, everyday things to improve their health and well-being,’ said Radio 4 controller, Mohit Bakaya.

‘So we thought it would be fitting to dedicate a day to the impact he had on people’s lives and celebrate his legacy within broadcasting and beyond.

‘He was a hugely well-liked and widely admired colleague within radio and TV, so it is no surprise that so many programmes across the BBC have been keen to share their support for Michael as part of Just One Thing Day.’

Mosley is credited with popularising the 5:2 diet, a form of intermittent fasting, through his book The Fast Diet, and he often pushed his body to extreme lengths during his research into health and wellbeing.

He vanished after going for a walk on Symi last month and, after a five-day search, his body was found alongside a low wall at a beach resort only a few minutes from safety.

An inquest determined that he had died of natural causes and most likely collapsed due to the punishing heat.

He is survived by wife Dr Clare Bailey and his four adult children