Romesh Ranganathan is to write his autobiography.
A former maths teacher, Ranganathan made his comedy circuit debut in 2010 and has since established himself as one of British comedy's biggest TV stars.
His 2015 BBC TV series, Asian Provocateur, in which he travelled to Sri Lanka to explore his ancestral heritage, has seen the comedian nominated for a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. The show has also just been recommissioned.
Talking about the new book deal, Henry Vines from publishers Transworld says: "Romesh is a fantastic entertainer and a natural storyteller. We are all thrilled to be publishing his smart, insightful and extremely funny memoir, which captures all of the warmth and humour of his stand-up and the hugely entertaining family dynamics that made Asian Provocateur such a hit."
The comedian himself says: "I am absolutely delighted to be writing this book. I love the team at Transworld, and I hope to complete the project before my inevitable profile decline and humiliating return to teaching."
The book's title and publication date will be announced in due course.