|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, best known for presenting Channel 4 programmes such as Embarrassing Bodies (2007–present) and Supersize vs Superskinny (2008–2014).
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 studied medicine as an undergraduate at University College London, graduating in 2000. He holds a 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.
As well as his television career, Jessen is a doctor with Doctorcall at 121 Harley Street, central 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.
Since 2007, Jessen has co-presented Embarrassing Bodies alongside Pixie McKenna and Dawn Harper. The show has had a number of spin-off series including Embarrassing Teenage Bodies, Embarrassing Bodies: Kids and Embarrassing Fat Bodies.
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 such as the Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, FHM, Attitude, Closer and Arena.
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 is also knowledgeable about and collects anything from the European Empire period 1800-1820, reflecting his fascination with the mindset of Napoleon.
|2007—||Embarrassing Bodies||Presenter||Formerly Embarrassing Illnesses|
|2007||Doctor, Doctor||Himself||1 episode|
|Sex In Court||Judge|
|2008–2009||Embarrassing Teenage Bodies||Presenter||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2008–2014||Supersize vs Superskinny||Presenter|
|2009, 2010||Angela and Friends||Himself||17 episodes, weekly "Health and Medicine" segment|
|2010–2011||Embarrassing Bodies: Kids||Presenter||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2010||One Born at Christmas||Doctor||6-part One Born Every Minute spin-off|
|The Ugly Face of Beauty||Presenter|
|2011||Supersize vs Superskinny Kids||Presenter||Supersize vs Superskinny spin-off|
|Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets||Himself||TV documentary|
|A Night with the Stars||Himself||TV documentary|
|2011—||Embarrassing Fat Bodies||Presenter||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2012||Hotel GB||Health and fitness expert|
|2012, 2014||Stand Up To Cancer||Presenter||Live charity telethon|
|2012||Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial||Presenter||Two part live documentary|
|2013, 2014||Embarrassing Bodies Down Under||Himself||Embarrassing Bodies spin-off|
|2014||Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I'm Gay||Presenter|
- Guest appearances
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (2010, 2011, 2014)
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2010, 2011)
- Would I Lie to You? (2012)
- Celebrity Juice (2012, 2013, 2015)
- Sunday Brunch (2012, 2013, 2014)
- Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2012, 2014)
- Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular (2012)
- The Million Pound Drop (2012)
- The Sarah Millican Television Programme (2013)
- Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel (2013)
- Celebrity Fifteen to One (2014)
- Weekend (2014)
- Sweat the Small Stuff (2014)
- Mel & Sue (2015)
- Room 101 (2015)
- The Saturday Show (2015)
- The Chase: Celebrity Special (2015)
- "Twitter / Dr Christian Jessen: It's my birthday today! I". Twitter.com. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- [dead link]
- "Dr Christian Jessen (biography)". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- Channel 4, Embarrassing Bodies, Health, Dr Jessen, Advice, Doctor, Profile, from channel4.com/bodies
- "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
- "Dr Christian Jessen". British Humanist Association. Retrieved 14 October 2014.