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Danny Baker fired by BBC over royal baby chimp tweet

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The tweet, which he later deleted but which has been circulated on social media, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: "Royal Baby leaves hospital".

The BBC 5 Live presenter was accused of mocking the duchess's racial heritage.

Baker claimed it was a "stupid gag".

The 61-year-old presented a Saturday morning show on the network.

The corporation said Baker's tweet "goes against the values we as a station aim to embody".

It added: "Danny's a brilliant broadcaster but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us."

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48212693

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Police investigate Danny Baker's royal baby tweet

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told Sky News: "An allegation has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service on Thursday, 9 May in relation to a tweet published on the 8 May.

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

 

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