BBC Radio 4 Christmas Day – 10am
With Romesh & Shanthi Ranganathan –
Thursday 21st January 2016 at 9pm
Featuring Romesh Ranganathan
Tuesday 8th December
ITV1 – 7.30pm
Romesh Ranganathan joins the star-studded line up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance which was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Prince Harry. Hosted by Jack Whitehall the line-up includes Elton John, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the Corrs, Ricky Martin, Brandon Flowers, Little Mix, Beverley Knight, Josh Groban, Kacey Musgraves, Cirque Du Soleil, the cast of musical Mary Poppins, Chris Ramsey and Matt Forde, and a performance by Britain’s Got Talent Winners Jules, Matisse and Friends.
1ST DECEMBER 10pm – DAVE
Hosted by Romesh Ranganathan
Monday 30 November BBC2 10pm
New series returns in autumn 2015
Comedian Jack Dee has been announced as the new host of BBC Two’s You’re Fired and You’re Hired – the companion show to The Apprentice – with fellow comic Romesh Ranganathan taking a regular place on the panel alongside the business experts and celebrities who appear each week to discuss the outgoing candidates’ performance.
Jack enjoys a special empathy with the candidates as he has been through the process himself, taking part in 2009’s Comic Relief Does The Apprentice. Jack made it into the final boardroom only to be beaten by Michelle Mone of the women’s team.
Jack Dee commented:
“I’m very much looking forward to hosting You’re Fired and hope that the luckless candidates will see me as the friendly face at the end of a difficult time in their lives.”
Romesh Ranganathan commented:
“As a massive fan of The Apprentice this is very exciting for me. I love You’re Fired and am looking forward to putting all the questions to the candidates that people at home want to see asked. I also have a number of business proposals of my own that I think Lord Sugar will be pretty interested in…”
Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning added:
“It’s great news that we have someone of Jack’s comedy calibre as host of You’re Fired, and I’m really excited that he will be aided and abetted by the hugely talented Romesh. Jack will be brilliant at guiding us through the highlights of The Apprentice and as a super fan of the series, Romesh will provide us with his own uniquely funny perspective.”
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller BBC Two and BBC Four, said:
“BBC TWO should always be fantastic company and who better than Jack Dee and Romesh Ranganathan to share the candidates’ highs and lows with us and bring their wonderfully funny take on the week’s events – I’m delighted to welcome them both to You’re Fired.”
The Apprentice and You’re Fired return to BBC later this year.