Romesh Ranganathan taking over from James Corden as 'A League Of Their Own' host
Romesh Ranganathan is taking over from James Corden as the host of the 16th series of game show A League Of Their Own.
The comedian, 43, has been a regular panellist on the Sky programme since 2018.
Corden - who lives across the pond where he fronts The Late Late Show - is "unable to appear in this series” due to “existing work commitments” so Ranganathan is taking over as host alongside returning team captains Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp.
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“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,” he said.
“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 joked.
Ranganathan already has some experience of the role as he filled in as a guest host several times during the show’s last run.
The 16th series starts filming on 5 July at Elstree Studios with a socially distanced studio audience.
Guests include footballer Jamie Vardy, Olympian Denise Lewis and football pundit Micah Richards and Sky said that “plenty more stars from the world of sports and entertainment” are yet to be announced.
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The game show is due to air on Sky One and streaming service NOW in August.
Stand-up comic Ranganathan has appeared on several TV shows, such as Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Play To The Whistle and The Museum Of Curiosity.
It isn’t clear whether Corden plans to return to A League Of Their Own in the future.
Additional reporting by PA.
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