Christian Jessen

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Dr Christian Jessen
Christian Jessen at the BAFTA's (cropped).jpg
Born Christian Spencer Jessen
(1977-03-04) 4 March 1977 (age 37)
London, United Kingdom[1]
Nationality British
Education MBBS
Alma mater Uppingham School
University College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Television Embarrassing 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]

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 in a long-term relationship with his Brazilian boyfriend, Rogerio Barreto.[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]

Year Title Role Notes
2007-present Embarrassing Bodies Presenter Formerly "Embarrassing Illnesses"
2007 Doctor, Doctor Himself One episode
2007 Sex In Court Judge
2008-2009 Embarrassing Teenage Bodies Presenter Embarrassing Bodies spin-off
2008-present Supersize vs Superskinny Presenter
2009, 2010 Angela and Friends Himself Seventeen episodes, weekly "Health and Medicine" segment
2010-2011 Embarrassing Bodies: Kids Presenter Embarrassing Bodies spin-off
2010 One Born at Christmas Doctor Special six episode series of One Born Every Minute focusing on the festive season
2010 The Ugly Face of Beauty Presenter
2011 Supersize vs Superskinny Kids Presenter Supersize vs Superskinny spin-off
2011 Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets Himself TV Documentary
2011 Mongrels Himself One episode
2011 A Night with the Stars Himself TV Documentary
2011-present Embarrassing Fat Bodies Presenter Embarrassing Bodies spin-off
2012 Hotel GB Himself
2012 Stand Up To Cancer Presenter
2012 Drugs Live: The Ecstacy Trial Presenter Two part live documentary
2012 Would I Lie To You Himself One episode
2012, 2013 Sunday Brunch Himself Two episodes
2013, 2014 Embarrassing Bodies Down Under Himself Embarrassing Bodies spin-off
2014 Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I'm Gay[10] Presenter

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