Tributes have poured in for the Beaconsfield-based TV doctor, Michael Mosley, after a body was discovered four days after his disappearance.

The 67-year-old had been visiting the Greek island of Symi, where he, and his wife of 37 years, Clare, were spotted on St Nicholas Beach on Monday, June 5.

The journalist and television presenter opted to go on a solo walk at roughly 1.30pm local time (11.30am British time), but he failed to return to the couple’s respective accommodation.

The authorities were alerted that evening with search and rescue teams examining the island for clues.

Boats, drones, dogs, and helicopters were also deployed as emergency workers battled through soaring temperatures to find the missing television personality.

And in the morning of Sunday, June 9, a body was discovered near a fence on the Agia Marina beach.

Whilst the body has not been formally identified, it is believed to be of the missing TV doctor.

Following the news, many people have left their messages of condolence.

Taking to X [formerly known as Twitter], Professor Alice Roberts, who works at the University of Birmingham, said: The fragility of life is so shocking.

“I’ve known Michael Mosley for many years - as a TV producer specialising in science and medicine.

“He was the executive producer of my 2009 series Human Journey.

“When he started presenting as well as producing, we made several science programmes together.

“And we met up at Hay Festival just two weeks ago.

“I can’t believe he’s gone.

“My thoughts are with his bereaved family.”

Author Tom Watson said: “It's hard to describe how upset I am by this news.

“Through courageous, science-based journalism, Michael Mosley has helped thousands of people get well and healthy.

“I'm one of them.

“He was a hero to me.

“He will be deeply missed.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Singer, actor and radio presenter, Martin Kemp, said: “Michael Mosley, so sad.

“I have spent so many hours watching and loving his work!

“I was praying for a different outcome!

“My love goes out to all his family.”

Former broadcaster Mike Parry added: Terribly sad to have just learnt that TV Doc Michael Mosley's body has been found in a deep cave on the Greek Island of Symi.

“He was a very likeable and informative newspaper and TV journalist.

“Thoughts go out to his family.”