Danny Baker sacked by BBC over 'racist' royal baby tweet

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Broadcaster Danny Baker says he has been fired by BBC Radio 5 Live after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex's son using a picture of a monkey.

Baker tweeted that he had been sacked by the BBC on Thursday morning.

"Just got fired from @bbc5live. For the record - it was red sauce. Always."

Earlier he posted: "Would have used same stupid pic for any other Royal birth or Boris Johnson kid or even one of my own. It's a funny image. (Though not of course in that context.)

"Enormous mistake, for sure. Grotesque. Anyway, here's to ya Archie, Sorry mate," added Baker.

Broadcaster, Danny Baker. (Photo: Press Association)

Broadcaster, Danny Baker. (Photo: Press Association)