Radio DJ Danny Baker has said he’s been fired by the BBC after he tweeted an inappropriate joke about the new royal baby using a picture of a monkey.

He tweeted a black and white photo that showed a man and woman holding hands with a suited chimpanzee.

Baker quoted: “Royal baby leaves hospital”. Following a backlash and allegations of racism he deleted the post entirely.

This morning he posted on social media, saying he had been “fired” by the BBC. He 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.”

 

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