Romesh Ranganathan (R) with Rob Beckett at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 presentation ceremony at Television Centre on June 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
By Chandrashekar Bhat
AWARD-WINNING comedian and presenter Romesh Ranganathan will front The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan, a spin-off of popular BBC Two series Misadventures.
The new two-part series will throw light on the circumstances that led to the untimely deaths of celebrities including American musicians Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur.
The crime show, which will air later this year, will also explore the legacies of high-profile people who died young.
The British Sri Lankan, who won a Bafta award for The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan recently, will be assisted by private detectives and criminal psychologists in unravelling the tragedies that shook the world.
“We wanted a spin-off for Misadventures and after we discussed Misinterpretations, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, we finally settled on Misinvestigations,” he said.
“It’s been really interesting to look into these high-profile deaths and I am very excited for people to see the show unless of course people don’t like it, in which case I will release a statement explaining how I never really believed in the project,” Ranganathan said, tongue in cheek.
He is also officially succeeding James Corden as the host of Sky One’s sports-based panel show A League Of Their Own Series.
Former cricketer Freddie Flintoff, footballer Jamie Vardy, Olympian Denise Lewis and sports expert Micah Richards will feature in Series 16 of the show. Filming will start at Elstree Studios on July 5.
“I’m over the moon to be taking over the hosting duties and looking forward to being back in the studio with Jamie, Freddie, our guests and the live audience. I’m truly honoured to be the new host of such a successful show. I know Jamie and Freddie are delighted because they often talk about what a hero I am to both of them,” he said.