In a message on Twitter, Danny shared the news, writing: “Just got fired from @bbc5live. For the record – it was red sauce. Always.”
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The BBC have also confirmed the news in a statement which read: “This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody. Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”
Yesterday, Danny posted an image to Twitter of a black-and-white photo showing a well-dressed man and woman holding hands with a monkey who was wearing a suit.
He captioned the picture he posted to his 501,000 followers: “Royal baby leaves hospital.”
He later took the post down following a backlash, writing a follow-up tweet which said: “Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased.
“Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it.”
In another tweet, he wrote: “Once again. Sincere apologies for the stupid unthinking gag pic earlier.
“Was supposed to be joke about Royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted.
“Royal watching not my forte. Also, guessing it was my turn in the barrel.”
Twitter users were outraged by the image Danny had shared to the social media platform as some called for him to be sacked from his post.
One person said: “Danny Baker posts an image comparing Archie – a Royal newborn with African heritage to an APE. Danny Baker should be sacked by the morning!!!”
Another commented: “Wow that didn’t take long. Royal Baby is just two days old and he’s already being trolled by @5liveSport’s Danny Baker aka @prodnose who has compared him to a chimpanzee… and Baker claims he’s not racist.”
“I wouldn’t expect such a tweet from Danny Baker. Racist or naive? He should be smarter than either.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced their new baby boy to the world yesterday.
The Duchess said: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
She said of her son: “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
“He’s just been the dream so it’s been a special couple of days,” Meghan also added.
It was later announced that the child was named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in a post to Instagram which saw the tot pictured with his parents, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and his great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
The post read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”