Danny Baker: Police investigating royal baby tweet, Report

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Danny Baker: Police investigating royal baby tweet, Report
Danny Baker: Police investigating royal baby tweet, Report

Danny Baker is being investigated by police over his racially insensitive royal baby tweet that saw him sacked by BBC Radio 5 Live.

The post is now being “reviewed and assessed by specialist officers”.

A Metropolitan Police statement read: “An allegation has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service on Thursday, May 9 in relation to a tweet published on the May 8.

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“As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”

Update (May 9): Danny Baker has been fired by the BBC over his racially insensitive royal baby tweet.

The DJ revealed that he had been sacked from his Radio 5 Live role on social media.

A BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy in a statement: “This was a serious error of judgement and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody.

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“Danny’s a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”

Original story (May 8): BBC DJ and former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestant Danny Baker has apologised for a racially insensitive joke he made about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new royal baby.

Baker posted a tweet captioned ‘royal baby leaves hospital’ alongside a photo of a chimpanzee in a suit. The tweet has since been deleted, but was caught and shared by others on the social media platform:

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The radio presenter then apologised for the post, saying that he did not realise his tweet could cause offence because his “mind [is] not diseased”, whatever that is supposed to mean.

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