Bad karma! | Romesh Ranganathan needs stitches after being injured by Jamie Rednapp

Bad karma!

Romesh Ranganathan needs stitches after being injured by Jamie Rednapp

comedyRomesh Ranganathan needed four stitches above his eye after being elbowed in the face by Jamie Redknapp.

The comic needed hospital treatment after a challenge on Sky One’s League Of Their Own show went wrong.

He was taken to A&E after sliding down a slippery ramp and into the former Liverpool footballer, whose outfit clipped Ranganathan’s face, causing him to bleed heavily.

A show source told The Sun: ‘Romesh tried to shrug it off but it just wouldn’t stop so had to go to A&E after. He had four stitches but is in good spirits.’

Last year the comedian broke Redknapp’s wrist while trying to break a world record by dropping a football on him from 120ft.

After the incident the stand-up comedian posted a picture of himself on social media wearing a shower cap over his face with the caption: ‘Make sure you keep the stitches dry.’


"Make sure you keep the stitches dry."

A post shared by Rom Ranganathan (@romeshranga) on

Romesh also posted: ‘Last year @ALOTOSKY I accidentally broke @Jamie.Redknapp’s wrist. This year he paid me back by elbowing me in the face."

Redknapp then shared the snap with his 1.1 million followers, joking that it was karma.

Published: 4 Jul 2019

What do you think?

Today's comedy-on demand picks


This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

Click for more suggestions

... including Al Murray headlining a Just For Tonic gig and the launch of Free Festival's virtual comedy programming.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.