If you have kids and haven’t heard of Operation Ouch – you must have been living under a rock!
It is a fabulous program all about the human body and what happens in an Emergency Hospital. It is hosted by identical twins – HOT TWINS – Chris and Xand.
Dr. Xand and Dr. Chris van Tulleken grew up in London and graduated in 2002 at Oxford University.
According to their website, Dr. Xand van Tulleken is the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Harvard, with a diploma in Tropical Medicine, a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance and a Master’s in Public Health.
Dr. Chris van Tulleken, who is seven minutes younger than Xand, has a diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine.
He trained in medicine at Oxford and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
The list of achievements goes on for the two. Identical Twins, Doctors and now, TV presenters.
Operation Ouch! first aired in October 2012 on CBBC and after a year, the show aired on ABC Australia, as well. The show aims to educate children about medicine and biology by performing experiments on the human body showing the audience how it works. Operation Ouch! has won two BAFTAs and is now in its fifth season.
During the interview, we asked Dr. Xand and Dr. Chris on what they wanted to be when they were younger. They pretty much wanted to be what most boys dream of.
“Explorers and Adventurers.. scientists it was a pretty vague set ambition. Chris wanted to fly planes..a pilot,” Xand said.
“The great thing about both our lives is that we managed to do what our 10-year-old selves wanted to be. We wanted to be explorer scientists. In the last 15 years of being doctors, that’s more or less what we got to do. We ended up doing jobs that had a lot to do about exploration and science around the world,” Chris added.
We also got to ask the twins who their favourite Spice girl is, what’s their favourite ice cream flavour, their favourite infectious disease to study about, which country they prefer and where they unintentionally vomited.
When asked what they do during their spare time, Chris said that he always had fun doing nonsense with Xand.
I was sooo tempted to ask Xand about his beard – it makes him look sexy! So I asked Chris what he thinks about it. LOL!
“It’s very disgusting. It certainly helps people tell the difference but I personally can’t stand it!” Chris said.
Now I don’t know about you, but I am excited for January!
What does it look like inside of Dr Xand’s head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? All these questions and more will be answered when TV’s favourite identical twins come to Australia FOR THE FIRST TIME.
The show will be full of crazy stunts, experiments and the Doctors are excited to leave gloomy London behind for an Australian summer! Grab some tickets and get to see them in person!
Her Majesty’s Theatre, January 6-7, 2017
Sydney Opera House, January 9-10, 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, January 12, 2017
Riverside Theatre Pcec, January 14-15, 2017
Brisbane Powerhouse, January 17-19, 2017
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, January 21-22, 2017
See you there!
PS. I so wish the show would include some take-your-shirt-off action!