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 37)
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
Partner(s)Rogerio Barreto
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 37)
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
Partner(s)Rogerio Barreto
Website
http://www.drchristianjessen.com

Christian Spencer Jessen (born 4 March 1977)[2] is a 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]

As well as 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 opposite 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 in a long-term relationship with his Brazilian boyfriend, Rogerio Barreto.[6][7][8] Jessen 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]

An atheist and a humanist, Jessen is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007-presentEmbarrassing BodiesPresenterFormerly "Embarrassing Illnesses"
2007Doctor, DoctorHimselfOne episode
2007Sex In CourtJudge
2008-2009Embarrassing Teenage BodiesPresenterEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2008-presentSupersize vs SuperskinnyPresenter
2009, 2010Angela and FriendsHimselfSeventeen episodes, weekly "Health and Medicine" segment
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
2011Supersize vs Superskinny KidsPresenterSupersize vs Superskinny spin-off
2011Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest GadgetsHimselfTV Documentary
2011MongrelsHimselfOne episode
2011A Night with the StarsHimselfTV Documentary
2011-presentEmbarrassing Fat BodiesPresenterEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2012Hotel GBHimself
2012, 14Stand Up To CancerPresenter
2012Drugs Live: The Ecstasy TrialPresenterTwo part live documentary
2013, 2014Embarrassing Bodies Down UnderHimselfEmbarrassing Bodies spin-off
2014Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I'm Gay[11]Presenter

Guest appearances[edit]

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
  10. ^ "Dr Christian Jessen". British Humanist Association. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  11. ^ [2]

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