Christian is a dishy doctor and television presenter, best known for presenting Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny and Embarrassing Bodies alongside Pixie McKenna and Dawn Harper. One of the main show features of ‘Supersize…’ is a weekly comparison between an overweight person, and an underweight person. The two are brought to a feeding clinic, and live together for five days, swapping diets all supervised by Dr Jessen.
He studied medicine as an undergraduate at University College London, receiving his MBBS degrees 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 in a clinic in 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 provides occupational health for London Underground and Virgin Trains. Currently he works more in the field of sexual health and HIV.
As well as presenting medical programmes on television, Christian Jessen contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines such as The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, The 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 stand alone book based on the weird and wonderful medical questions he gets asked called Can I Just Ask published by Hay House.
Jessen has also made a number of memorable appearances on popular television programmes, including; 8 Out of 10 Cats, Loose Women, Celebrity Juice, and Sunday Brunch.
He plays the oboe, and 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.
Christian’s considerable presenting experience, combined with his articulate and informed approach, make him a natural choice for personal appearances, and for a whole range of endorsement needs.