Romesh Ranganathan pilots new Sky gameshow | which celebs predict the events of 2018 © Andy Hollingworth

Romesh Ranganathan pilots new Sky gameshow which celebs predict the events of 2018

Romesh Ranganathan is piloting a gameshow for Sky One about predicting the events of 2018.

Romesh's Look Back To The Future will involve the comic asking three celebrities to guess what could happen in the coming year ahead.

It is being recorded at Sky Studios in Isleworth, West London, this Sunday.

The news comes on the day that the Dave channel announced Judge Romesh, in which the comedian would sit in judgement on real-life disputes.

Chortle can also reveal that Ranganathan's documentary about trying to crack America, Breaking Romesh, will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

As we reported in October, the comic has been filming his efforts to establish his career in the US, culminating in a December gig at the 5,900-seater Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, which he struggled to fill.

The two Sky commissions follow the green light for Ranganathan's semi-autobiographical sitcom, The Reluctant Landlord, on Sky One later this year, and a documentary he made about his hero Richard Pryor for Sky Arts in November.

Despite Ranganathan's commitment to developing his career Stateside, he will also be fronting the travelogue Romesh's Really Rough Guide for BBC Two, in which he visits some of the world's most dangerous places. He recently revealed on comedian Jimmy Pardo's podcast that he'd been undergoing hostile environment training.

Last year, he also hosted a non-broadcast pilot for a new comedy gameshow, My Family Rules, in which celebrity guests discuss weird family traditions, and he is currently fronting a series of TV ads for Twitter.

Tickets for the recording of Romesh's Look Back To The Future are available here.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

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