Romesh Ranganathan breaks wrist in bike tumble filming A League Of Their Own

Romesh Ranganathan breaks wrist in bike tumble filming A League Of Their Own

THE only place it will be safe to film A League Of Their Own is a bouncy castle, judging by the misfortunes of Romesh Ranganathan.

I’m told the comedian has suffered his second serious injury in a year while making the Sky1 show — this time breaking his left wrist and dislocating his right thumb while taking part in a BMX bike speed challenge.

The funnyman was taken to Homerton Hospital in East London for treatment.

Romesh said: “The track where it happened doesn’t have many injuries.

“Unluckily for me, the health and safety guys hadn’t dreamed up the uniquely stupid way I’d do the challenge.

“I can’t even say I did it during the white heat of a competition — it happened during training.”

Romesh showed off a bright red cast on his wrist and webbing on his thumb during a stand-up routine for online show Always Be Comedy.

He added: “Getting my wife to wipe my a**e once would have been an excellent joke.

“I bottled it because the marital strains already brought on by lockdown made it way too big a risk.”

A Sky spokeswoman said: “Romesh is in good spirits and will continue filming for the 15th series of A League Of Their Own, due to air later this year.”

In July last year, I told how he needed four stitches to a cut above his eye after being elbowed in the face by fellow panellist Jamie Redknapp.

And former footballer Jamie fractured his wrist in 2018 when Romesh dropped a football on him from 120ft.

So it’s 2-1 to Romesh and all to play for as things stand.

Must watch

WHAT? Celebrity Snoop Dogs, Channel 4, 8.30pm.

WHY? This canine Through The Keyhole takes us inside the homes of two more celebrities whose dogs provide guided tours via cameras strapped to their backs.

Harlot fever

PREPARE to be taken into heaving bosom of Harlots – one of the raciest dramas ever made for television.

The show, to be screened later this year on BBC2, is set among the brothels of 18th-century London.

The first episode alone contains almost ten sex scenes.

The houses of ill repute are run by rival madames played by Lesley Manville – who has just been cast as Princess Margaret in the fifth series of Netflix drama The Crown – and fellow Oscar nominee Samantha Morton.

Harlots, which is a worthy successor to the sex-soaked period epic Versailles, even features Liv Tyler in a very steamy lesbian clinch.

The US/UK co-production was originally shown in America, where it ran for three seasons and proved a sensation with both viewers and critics.

Now all the episodes have been bought by the Beeb, with the first two series running back to back, and the final instalments shown next year.

Having seen the show, I can confirm it is not family viewing.


LETITIA Dean and Kellie Bright will be in a landladies special edition of EastEnders: Secrets Of The Square on BBC1.

They will talk about their time playing two of the Queen Vic’s grand dames, as well as the stars before them.

Back to normal in 2025?

FANS of BBC smash hit Normal People might get a second series – but sadly not for five years.

Director Lenny Abrahamson said it would revisit characters Connell and Marianne, played by Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

He revealed: “We’ve talked about the possibility of how interesting it would be to check back in with them.

“But apart from just general musings and over a drink, no, there have been no concrete discussions about what it would be like.”

The first series was adapted from Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, and ends with Marianne encouraging Connell to accept a place on a writing course in New York, while she remained in Dublin.

Lenny added: “As Sally says, the book stops where it stops because it feels right.

“But I have a sneaking thing in the back of my head that if everybody was willing, and if the stars aligned, I’d love to revisit them in five years and find out what happened, where they are.

“But it would be really strange to pick that up eight weeks later with him travelling to New York, I think.

“There needs to be time.”

Jim is so natural

JIMMY Doherty is going back to nature once again.

The farmer and best pal of Jamie Oliver explored the inner workings of woodland in Norfolk for his documentary series in 2012.

Now Jimmy’s Forest is returning to Channel 4 for a second series.

He said the show reflected society’s “need to re-engage with nature.”

Jimmy added: “It’s become so important and this show is all about that. It’s a celebration of all that is wonderful about British woodland.”


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