Who is dr Chris van Tulleken? Is he married and related to Xand?

Dr. Chris van Tulleken explores the hidden dangers in processed child foods for a new BBC One documentary – but is he married?

And how is his relationship with Dr. Xand van Tulleken?

Here is everything you need to know!


Dr. Chris van Tulleken presents What do we feed our children? (Image credit: BBC One)

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Who is dr Chris van Tulleken?

Dr. Christoffer van Tulleken – Chris for short – is a trained doctor.

First he switched to television and hosted a number of tough documentaries.

TV viewers know him best for his two-part BBC One series, The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs.

Dr. Chris has also hosted various TV shows with his twin brother Xand.

Both presented Channel 4’s Medicine Men Go Wild and BBC Two’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor alongside Michael Mosley.

The brothers also introduced what is the right diet for you. A Horizon Special.

The couple presented another Horizon episode in 2015 titled Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?

Chris and his identical twin tested the effects of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol daily (Chris) and weekly binge drinking (Xand).

In 2016, Chris presented The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs.

During the two-part social experiment, Chris took on part of a GP surgery.

Eventually, he tried to find practical ways to treat patients and get off patients’ prescription pills.

How old is he?

Dr. Chris was born on August 18, 1978.

He is currently 42 years old.

So that would make his twin 42 too!


Professor Chris Millett and Dr. Chris van Tulleken explain the four categories of food (Image credit: BBC One)

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Is Dr. Chris with Dr. Related to Xand van Tulleken?

Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand are twins.

Chris is seven minutes younger than his brother Alexander – Xand for short.

Dr. Xand grew a beard at the request of television producers who needed the twins to look different.

The boys attended the exclusive King’s College School in London, then studied medicine at Oxford and completed their hospital education together.

TV viewers know her best for presenting the series Operation Ouch! together.

Her younger brother Jonathan van Tulleken is an accomplished film and television director.

He directed the critically acclaimed Top Boy and BAFTA-winning television series Misfits.

Is Dr. Chris van Tulleken married?

Dr. Chris is married to the British journalist Dinah van Tulleken.

She is the style editor for the Daily Mail newspaper.

He told the telegraph, “My number one is that I don’t screw up being married.”

Dr. Chris has a three year old daughter, Lyra, who played with maggots and worms on Chris’ show.

Dinah gave birth to their second daughter in June 2020.

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Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand presented Surviving The Virus: My Brother and I in 2020 (Photo Credit: BBC)

What do we feed our children? on BBC One

Dr. Chris van Tulleken moderates this documentary that will make parents feel bad.

He is researching whether ultra-processed foods can lead to obesity in children.

He also undergoes a grueling self-experiment that even shocks the scientists.

Amazingly, child obesity has increased tenfold worldwide over the past 50 years.

In the UK, 21 percent of children will live with obesity by the time they leave elementary school – the highest ever.

Commenting on ultra-processed foods, a public health professor explains: “They are everywhere, they are cheap, and they are heavily marketed.”

When Chris goes on a four week diet of junk food, he finds that it rewires his brain.

What do we feed our children? will air on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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