Dr Christian Jessen, the seat-wettingly buff GP from TV programme “Embarrassing Illnesses” is to front a new channel four programme called ‘Embarrassing Bodies When Compared to Mine’ which is due to air in the autumn.
In addition to the medical advice for taboo conditions offered on the original programme, the new show will also feature more direct comparisons between Dr Jessen’s well chiseled abs and the bodies of the lazy chubsters who attend the clinic.
‘It’s about removing the stigma of embarrassing but very common complaints by saying “It is ok to speak about your gunky bits”, explains Dr Christian. “But it is also about raising awareness of obesity and saying “What’s with the tits, fatty?!”
Patients lucky enough to have a suitably wince-inducing condition will be subject to a full medical health check as normal, but now, as senior producer explained, “male candidates will be offered a full bra fitting from one of our specialist ‘moob-measurers’ and offered help in reducing their weight such as dietary advice, gynaecomastic surgery and the sight of their wife being humped by Dr Christian.”
Critics have long accused producers of exploiting those who are unwell for the sake of viewing figures and with Guardian columnist Nick Cohen accusing the producers of the new programme of “merely reinforcing unrealistic stereotypes of masculinity and ignoring the nuanced modern understanding of manhood, chebs and all.”
However, Dr Christian refused to apologise for the programme’s painful approach to obesity, stating that “obesity is at epidemic levels in Britain and it is the biggest threat to the people of the United Kingdom; we refuse to be wobble like a pair of baps in the face of criticism from a load of over-sensitive mingers with hairy puppies.”
Moreover, the programme has been praised for promoting health-awareness and there have been suggestions that the show provides vital research in the battle to cure chronic conditions after an episode of “Loose Women” featuring Dr Christian had to be halted because all four presenters back-tracked through the menopause and slid off their seats.