Dr Christian Jessen is the charismatic presenter of ‘Embarrassing Illnesses’, ‘Supersize Vs Superskinny’, the BAFTA award winning ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘The Ugly Face of Beauty.’

Dr Christian graduated in 2000 from University College London, having trained in general medicine, infectious disease, travel medicine and sexual health/HIV. He has lived in Kenya and Uganda where he taught in schools and also researched malaria and HIV interactions in children. He now works at Doctorcall, on the world famous Harley Street, looking after general medical and sexual health patients.

Dr Christian is involved in a number of public campaigns and he works closely with various health charities to help look for new ways to educate people in health matters. His main aim is to help raise medical awareness and simplify, demystify, de-stigmatise and explain the sometimes complicated and inaccessible world of medicine to the public.

Dr Christian is medical advisor and columnist for Closer magazine, he writes a weekly health column for the Evening Standard and a monthly column for Top Santé magazine. His book ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’ (Transworld 2008) accompanies the hit series of the same name and is currently available. He is releasing his new book ‘Can I Just Ask’ in November 2010.

Dr Christian’s previous television work includes ‘Finding God’ where he looked after Jack Osborne during his travels through India (C4), ‘Sex in Court’ (E4), ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Five). He has even brought his culinary skills to ‘Ready Steady Cook’, which he won, and his general knowledge to ‘The Weakest Link’ (BBC1), which he didn’t. He triumphed in BBC Celebrity Antiques Mastermind 2010 and he is often asked to comment on popular culture shows such as ‘Most Annoying People’ and ‘Celebrity Skinny Mums’.

Dr Christian was born and lives in London. He enjoys foreign travel, working out, music and art. He is an accomplished oboist, performing publicly from time to time. He is a member of the Garrick Club and the Royal Institution.