Danny Baker has lost his job over the deleted tweet – which compared the new royal baby to a chimpanzee.
Danny Baker has been FIRED from his BBC Radio 5 Live over a ‘racist’ royal baby tweet.
The radio host had tweeted then deleted an image comparing the newborn Archie Harrison to a chimpanzee.
“Just got fired from @bbc5live. For the record – it was red sauce. Always,” he tweeted this morning.
In an email sent to all 5 Live staff, controller Jonathan Wall said: “Danny made a serious error of judgement on social media last night and it goes against the values we live and breathe on this radio station.”
“Danny has been a brilliant broadcaster for us and I want to thank him for his work.”
The controversy started not long after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave the world its first glimpse of the latest addition to the royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
There was uproar and while Baker trended on Twitter he removed the post.
He then posted an apology, claiming that he had originally failed to realise the implications of posting the pic.
In a second tweet, Baker wrote: “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.
Now stand by for sweary football tweets.”