AT Home with Christian Jessen - March 2011 - (Page 32)

DOCTOR feel good From Embarrassing Bodies to Supersize vs Superskinny, television doctor, Christian Jessen, has seen it all. Deputy editor, Georgina Maric, found out that no issues are too big or too small to tackle D irect would be the first word I’d use to describe Dr Christian, but this is a good thing. He looks you straight in the eye and tells you how it is. I’d definitely want to have a consultation with him if I had something, well… embarrassing. But we weren’t here to discuss my issues – Dr Christian had better, more interesting health related things to talk about. Even though Dr Christian’s hidden passion is to be a film or theatre director – ‘directing opera in fact, but how on earth do you get into that?’ he asks, his medical television career is proving to be very successful and with further series’ of both Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs Superskinny, not to mention a new Live from the Clinic planned for later this year, Dr Christian is clearly striking a chord with the Channel 4 TV audiences, and it’s very easy to see why. His obsession with fitness means he is toned to perfection with shoulders any hod carrier would be proud of, but it’s his bedside manner that’s his secret weapon. He is gentle as well as confident, kind but without being condescending and most important of all, he knows his onions. ‘Rather arrogantly, I never thought the teaching was done very well when I was a medical student. It’s what got me looking at alternatives to the conventional hospital doctor route’ ‘It was never something I intended to do, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I started off doing bits and bobs for radio and the world of media is small, so if you can string a sentence together your name gets around. There was a new show that was coming up, and suddenly there was a camera in front of me and I was doing a screen test. > 032 | march 2012 interview by: Georgina Maric | PhotoGraPhs: John wright | stylinG: robert Morrison @slrePs.coM He says, laughingly, that his medical knowledge is not what the makers of the programmes are worried about. ‘What I find funny is that no one in TV land has ever tested my knowledge. They’re not interested in that, it’s more about if you look right on camera!’ He wasn’t hankering to be on television – in fact he can’t really remember how it happened in the first place.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Christian Jessen - March 2011

EDITOR'S LETTER
A WARM WELCOME FROM DR CHRISTIAN
NEWS
SAVE THE DATE
DEFENSIVE EATING
SLEEPING BEAUTY
SPOIL YOURSELF
FAMOUS FIGURES
WIN TOP PRIZES
DR JESSEN, I PRESUME
FEEL-GOOD FACTOR
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
PROTECT YOURSELF
GETTING OVER IT
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
WHAT LIES BENEATH
SUGAR HIGHS AND LOWS
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
ON THE RUN
SMOKING GUN
FRESHLY GROUND
I CAN'T EAT THAT
OFF THE SCALES
WALKING TALL
IN GOOD HANDS?
GIRLS ONLY
IN THE BLOOD
PERIOD PROPERTIES
FERTILITY HELP
A WEE ISSUE
UNDER YOUR HAT
CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
DANGER ZONE
BODY BASICS
HEART-STOPPING MOMENTS
BACK TO BASICS
WALKING ON SUNSHINE
THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN
LISTEN UP
EYESORE
IN PLAIN SIGHT
DOWN UNDER
BUMP 'N GRIND
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
MAN TALK
DO YOU KNOW YOUR BMI?
I'LL HAVE A 'P' PLEASE
BOYS DON'T CRY
TO THE EXTREME
THREE-DAY SLIM DOWN
TOTALLY ADDICTED TO CAKE
JUST A PINCH
GYM JAMS
THEY'RE DOING WHAT?
GOTTA HAVE IT
EYES WIDE SHUT
PETER PAN PLAN
HOW OLD?
HOW OLD?
FUZZ FREE
FUZZ FREE
CUT HERE
CUT HERE
ON THE MEND
ON THE MEND
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
STAY SAFE ABROAD
STAY SAFE ABROAD
SAY CHEESE!
SAY CHEESE!
IVORY TOWER
IVORY TOWER
MOUTH MAYHEM
MOUTH MAYHEM
COMING SOON
COMING SOON
LIGHTEN UP
LIGHTEN UP
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
HEADS UP
HEADS UP
LAST WORD
LAST WORD
STOCKISTS
STOCKISTS

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