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Extreme eating

Documentary series in which two extreme eaters – one very overweight and the other severely underweight – swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating.

In the feeding clinic this time is Caribbean chef Gary Tomlin, who tips the scales at 137kg (21st 8lb), and Amy Simons, whose meal-skipping bad habits see her weigh in at 52kg (8st 3lb). Later, 34-year-old serial dieter Joanne Allan, who weighs in at 123kg (19st 5lb), meets 20-year-old fizzy drink addict Guy Sykes, in a swap that's packed with drama and tears.

Thirty-four-year-old junk food addict Jackie Kenworthy meets 70-year-old great-grandmother Beth Edwards, who lives on a diet of egg and toast. Later, takeaway fan Charlene Shattock, who weighs in at 140kg (22st), meets sugary tea addict Mick Wickes, who survives on one tiny meal a day.

Next in the feeding clinic, Joseph, a honey nut cereal addict who weighs in at 143kg (22st 7lb), swaps meals with breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca, who weighs in at just 48kg (7st 7lb).

Can they all change the way they view food and eating before it's too late?

Profile

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Christian Jessen

Born in London in 1977, Christian graduated with a master's degree in general medicine, infectious disease, travel medicine and sexual health/HIV from University College London in 2000.

He lived and worked in Kenya and Uganda for two years, during which time he taught in schools and researched malaria and HIV interactions in children.

In addition to flexing his medical know-how as presenter of such popular TV series as Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs Superskinny, Christian works as a GP and sexual health specialist for the private medical group Doctorcall on London’s Harley Street.

He is a medical advisor and columnist for Closer magazine, writes a weekly health column for the Evening Standard newspaper and pens a monthly column for Top Santé magazine. Christian has also authored and published an impressive library of health-related books, including Can I Just Ask?: The 250+ Curious Questions That Off-Duty Doctors Are Most Often Asked.

Off-screen, Christian enjoys foreign travel, working out (he’s VERY fit), music and art. Unbeknown to many, he is actually an accomplished oboist and occasionally performs publicly.

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Episode 5, Series 7

Saturday July 29 at 06:55

Lauren vs Shelby

Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast-nibbler Shelby is just over six stone.

Episode 5, Series 7

Saturday July 29 at 13:25

Lauren vs Shelby

Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast-nibbler Shelby is just over six stone.

Episode 5, Series 7

Sunday July 30 at 04:15

Lauren vs Shelby

Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast-nibbler Shelby is just over six stone.

Episode 6, Series 7

Sunday July 30 at 16:10

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 6, Series 7

Monday July 31 at 21:00

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 6, Series 7

Tuesday August 1 at 15:25

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 6, Series 7

Saturday August 5 at 06:55

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 6, Series 7

Saturday August 5 at 13:25

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 6, Series 7

Sunday August 6 at 04:20

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 7, Series 7

Sunday August 6 at 16:10

Joseph vs Rebecca

Joseph, a 22-and-a-half stone honey nut cereal addict swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca.

Episode 7, Series 7

Monday August 7 at 21:00

Joseph vs Rebecca

Joseph, a 22-and-a-half stone honey nut cereal addict swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca.

Episode 7, Series 7

Tuesday August 8 at 15:25

Joseph vs Rebecca

Joseph, a 22-and-a-half stone honey nut cereal addict swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca.

Episode 7, Series 7

Saturday August 12 at 06:55

Joseph vs Rebecca

Joseph, a 22-and-a-half stone honey nut cereal addict swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca.

Episode 8, Series 7

Sunday August 13 at 16:10

Michael vs Sam

35-stone Michael swaps meals with Superskinny Sam who weighs eight and a half stone. Former anorexia sufferer Emma Woolf concludes her investigation.

Episode 8, Series 7

Saturday August 19 at 06:55

Michael vs Sam

35-stone Michael swaps meals with Superskinny Sam who weighs eight and a half stone. Former anorexia sufferer Emma Woolf concludes her investigation.

Episode 1, Series 7

Saturday August 26 at 06:55

Gary vs Amy

We meet chef Gary Tomlin, who tips the scales at 21 stone, and Amy Simons, whose meal-skipping bad habits see her weigh in at eight stone three.

Episode 1, Series 7

Tuesday September 12 at 01:30

Gary vs Amy

We meet chef Gary Tomlin, who tips the scales at 21 stone, and Amy Simons, whose meal-skipping bad habits see her weigh in at eight stone three.

Episode 2, Series 7

Wednesday September 13 at 01:35

Joanne vs Guy

Thirty-four-year-old serial dieter Joanne Allan, who weighs in at 19 stone and five pounds, meets 20-year-old fizzy drink addict Guy Sykes.

Episode 3, Series 7

Thursday September 14 at 01:30

Jackie vs Beth

Thirty-four-year-old junk food addict Jackie Kenworthy meets 70-year-old great grandmother Beth Edwards, who lives on a diet of egg and toast.

Episode 4, Series 7

Friday September 15 at 01:35

Charlene vs Mick

Twenty-two-stone takeaway fan Charlene Shattock meets sugary tea addict Mick Wickes, who survives on one tiny meal a day.

Episode 5, Series 7

Saturday September 16 at 01:30

Lauren vs Shelby

Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast-nibbler Shelby is just over six stone.

Episode 6, Series 7

Tuesday September 19 at 01:35

Laura vs Jake

Chocoholic Laura meets energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone. Emma Woolf investigates eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

Episode 7, Series 7

Wednesday September 20 at 01:35

Joseph vs Rebecca

Joseph, a 22-and-a-half stone honey nut cereal addict swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca.

Episode 8, Series 7

Thursday September 21 at 01:25

Michael vs Sam

35-stone Michael swaps meals with Superskinny Sam who weighs eight and a half stone. Former anorexia sufferer Emma Woolf concludes her investigation.

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