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ROMESH RETURNS WITH THE RANGANATION ON BBC TWO

Romesh Ranganathan has traded his garage in for a studio but will once again be joined virtually by his focus group, the Ranganation – twenty loveable, outspoken characters who represent a cross section of modern Britain.

Each week two celebrity guests will also be beamed into the studio to mull over the lighter end of the news spectrum alongside Romesh and the Ranganation. Previous guests on series one included Aisling Bea, Danny Dyer, Freddie Flintoff, Jo Brand, Katherine Ryan, Paloma Faith and Richard Osman. Series two kicks off with Jack Dee as the first special guest.

Past discussions with members of the Ranganation such as Technophobe, Gen Z, Never Voted, Lord Dave and Romesh’s Mum have covered such disparate areas as paranormal activity, homeschooling during lockdown, dating apps, whether or not you should wash your legs in the shower, and of course Trousers Or No Trousers?

Romesh says: ‘Working with The Ranganation is always a highlight for me, so I’m looking forward to being virtually reunited with them all and unpicking the week’s events together. We are also back in the studio, which is partly because we have figured out a way to do it safely but mainly because my marriage wouldn’t have survived doing the show from my house again.’

Shanthi Ranganathan added: ‘I am delighted to be back on screen soon with Rommy and The Ranganation, although Romesh still says that getting me up and running on Zoom is incredibly annoying! I am looking forward to regularly telling him what I think of his hosting.’

The Ranganation starts Sunday at 9:00pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer – catch up with all episodes here.