|Dr Christian Jessen|
Christian Jessen at the British Academy Television Awards 2009
|Born||Christian Spencer Jessen
4 March 1977
London, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Uppingham School
University College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Supersize vs Superskinny
Christian Spencer Jessen (born 4 March 1977) is a British doctor and television presenter.
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.
Jessen is best known for presenting Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny and Embarrassing Bodies alongside Pixie McKenna and Dawn Harper. As well as presenting medical programmes on television, he contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines such as Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Daily Express, FHM, Attitude, Closer and Arena. Following his series Supersize vs Superskinny, Jessen wrote the accompanying book Supersize vs Superskinny: Take Control of Your Weight. He also has his own standalone book based on the weird and wonderful medical questions he gets asked called "Can I Just Ask" published by Hay House.
Jessen studied medicine as an undergraduate at University College London, graduating in 2000. 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.
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. Jessen also provides occupational health for London Underground and Virgin Trains. Currently he works more in the field of sexual health and HIV.
He is gay and in a long-term relationship. 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.
|2007-present||Embarrassing Bodies||Presenter||Formerly "Embarrassing Illnesses"|
|2007, 2008, 2009||The Wright Stuff||Himself||Fourteen episodes|
|2007||Doctor, Doctor||Himself||One episode|
|2007||Sex In Court||Judge|
|2008||The Weakest Link||Himself||One episode|
|2008-2009||Embarrassing Teenage Bodies||Presenter||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2008-present||Supersize vs Superskinny||Presenter|
|2009||Most Annoying People 2009||Himself||TV Documentary|
|2009, 2010||Angela and Friends||Himself||Seventeen episodes, weekly "Health and Medicine" segment|
|2009, 2010, 2011, 2013||Loose Women||Himself||Four episodes|
|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|
|2010, 2011||8 Out of 10 Cats||Himself||Three episodes|
|2011||Supersize vs Superskinny Kids||Presenter||Supersize vs Superskinny spin-off|
|2011||Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets||Himself||TV Documentary|
|2011||A Night with the Stars||Himself||TV Documentary|
|2011-present||Embarrassing Fat Bodies||Presenter||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2012||Would I Lie to You?||Himself||One episode|
|2012||Alan Carr: Chatty Man||Himself||One episode|
|2012||The Alan Titchmarsh Show||Himself||One episode|
|2012||Celebrity Juice||Himself||One episode|
|2012||Stand Up To Cancer||Presenter|
|2012||The Angelos Epithemiou Show||Himself||One episode|
|2012||Drugs Live: The Ecstacy Trial||Presenter||Two part live documentary|
|2012, 2013||Sunday Brunch||Himself||Two episodes|
- find my past.co.uk
- "Twitter / Dr Christian Jessen: It's my birthday today! I". Twitter.com. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- [dead link]
- Channel 4, Embarrassing Bodies, Health, Dr Jessen, Advice, Doctor, Profile, from channel4.com/bodies
- Supersize vs Superskinny from Channel4.com
- "Dr Christian Jessen (biography)". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- "Dr Christian Jessen on Being a Gay Doctor". Ditch the Label. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Laws, Roz (10 May 2009). "Dr Christian Jessen reveals what shocks him". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
- 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.
- I weigh 14 stone but in my head I'm a 7 stone weakling