Christian Jessen

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Dr Christian Jessen
Christian Jessen at the BAFTA's (cropped).jpg
BornChristian Spencer Jessen
(1977-03-04) 4 March 1977 (age 36)
London, United Kingdom[1]
NationalityBritish
EducationMBBS
Alma materUppingham School
University College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
TelevisionEmbarrassing Bodies
Doctor Doctor
Supersize vs Superskinny
Website
http://www.drchristianjessen.com
 
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Dr Christian Jessen
Christian Jessen at the BAFTA's (cropped).jpg
BornChristian Spencer Jessen
(1977-03-04) 4 March 1977 (age 36)
London, United Kingdom[1]
NationalityBritish
EducationMBBS
Alma materUppingham School
University College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
TelevisionEmbarrassing Bodies
Doctor Doctor
Supersize vs Superskinny
Website
http://www.drchristianjessen.com

Christian Spencer Jessen (born 4 March 1977)[2] is an British doctor and television presenter.

Education[edit]

Jessen was educated at Uppingham School, a co-educational independent school situated in the small market town of Uppingham in Rutland, followed by University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, both constituent colleges of the University of London in Central London, where he received his MBBS degrees in 2000.[3]

Career[edit]

Jessen studied medicine as an undergraduate at University College London, graduating in 2000.[3] He holds an MSc degree in sexual health, and has a particular interest in HIV and malaria, which were the focus of his work for two years in Kenya and Uganda.[3]

Alongside his television career, Jessen is a doctor with Doctorcall at 121 Harley Street London and has worked privately in the UK oil and gas industry - as well as for the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian immigration services.[4] Jessen also provides occupational health for London Underground and Virgin Trains.

Television career[edit]

Jessen is best known for presenting Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny and Embarrassing Bodies alongside Pixie McKenna and Dawn Harper.[5]

Jessen wrote the accompanying book Supersize vs Superskinny: Take Control of Your Weight, and later wrote "Can I Just Ask" based on the medical questions he gets asked. Jessen contributes to newspapers and magazines[citation needed] such as Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Daily Express, FHM, Attitude, Closer and Arena.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Jessen is gay and in a long-term relationship.[6][7][8] He has an interest in antique bronzes; in 2010, he won a celebrity edition of the quiz show Antiques Master with this as his specialist subject. He has stated that he has muscle dysmorphia.[9]

Television appearances[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007-presentEmbarrassing BodiesPresenterFormerly "Embarrassing Illnesses"
2007, 2008, 2009The Wright StuffHimselfFourteen episodes
2007Doctor, DoctorHimselfOne episode
2007Sex In CourtJudge
2008The Weakest LinkHimselfOne episode
2008-2009Embarrassing Teenage BodiesPresenterEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2008-presentSupersize vs SuperskinnyPresenter
2009Most Annoying People 2009HimselfTV Documentary
2009, 2010Angela and FriendsHimselfSeventeen episodes, weekly "Health and Medicine" segment
2009, 2010, 2011, 2013Loose WomenHimselfFour episodes
2010-2011Embarrassing Bodies: KidsPresenterEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2010One Born at ChristmasDoctorSpecial six episode series of One Born Every Minute focusing on the festive season
2010The Ugly Face of BeautyPresenter
2010, 20118 Out of 10 CatsHimselfThree episodes
2011Supersize vs Superskinny KidsPresenterSupersize vs Superskinny spin-off
2011DaybreakHimselfTwo episodes
2011Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest GadgetsHimselfTV Documentary
2011MongrelsHimselfOne episode
2011A Night with the StarsHimselfTV Documentary
2011-presentEmbarrassing Fat BodiesPresenterEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2012Would I Lie to You?HimselfOne episode
2012Alan Carr: Chatty ManHimselfOne episode
2012Hotel GBHimself
2012The Alan Titchmarsh ShowHimselfOne episode
2012Celebrity JuiceHimselfOne episode
2012Stand Up To CancerPresenter
2012The Angelos Epithemiou ShowHimselfOne episode
2012Drugs Live: The Ecstacy TrialPresenterTwo part live documentary
2012, 2013Sunday BrunchHimselfTwo episodes
2013, 2014"Embarrassing Bodies Down Under"HimselfEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off

References[edit]

  1. ^ find my past.co.uk
  2. ^ "Twitter / Dr Christian Jessen: It's my birthday today! I". Twitter.com. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Dr Christian Jessen (biography)". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ Channel 4, Embarrassing Bodies, Health, Dr Jessen, Advice, Doctor, Profile, from channel4.com/bodies
  6. ^ "Dr Christian Jessen on Being a Gay Doctor". Ditch the Label. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Laws, Roz (10 May 2009). "Dr Christian Jessen reveals what shocks him". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Jill Foster (2010-07-10). "Dr Christian Jessen: Being a scared, vain control freak almost cost me my life". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  9. ^ I weigh 14 stone but in my head I'm a 7 stone weakling

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