Xand van Tulleken

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Xand van Tulleken
Alexander van Tulleken

(1978-08-18) 18 August 1978 (age 43)
EducationKing's College School, Wimbledon
Alma materSomerville College, Oxford
TelevisionOperation Ouch!
Children1 son

Alexander "Dr Xand" van Tulleken (born 18 August 1978) is a British doctor, TV presenter and an identical twin. He is best known for presenting the CBBC children's series Operation Ouch![1] with his slightly younger twin brother Chris,[2] and the Channel 4 show How to Lose Weight Well.[3]

He has presented many documentaries over the years, including an episode of Horizon discussing male suicide[4] and a BBC programme on the European migrant crisis.[5] Van Tulleken can often be seen offering up his own body for science experimentation in diet show How to Lose Weight Well, as well as in BBC Horizon episodes "Sugar vs Fat"[6] and "Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?"[7] He is currently appearing regularly on the BBC1 weekday programme Morning Live, providing a variety of medical advice.


  1. ^ "Operation Ouch! - CBBC - BBC". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Van Tulleken brothers", Wikipedia, 22 June 2021, retrieved 15 August 2021
  3. ^ "How to Lose Weight Well: How to Lose Weight Well". Channel 4. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  4. ^ "BBC Two - Horizon, 2018, Stopping Male Suicide". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  5. ^ "BBC One - Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  6. ^ "BBC Two - Horizon, 2013-2014, Sugar v Fat". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  7. ^ "BBC Two - Horizon, 2014-2015, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?". BBC. Retrieved 17 September 2019.

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