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BBC Presenter Fired Over Tweet Regarding Royal Baby

By Rebecca Keane

May 9, 2019 at 12:39pm

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BBC presenter Danny Baker has come under fire for a tweet relating to the royal baby.

The radio presenter shared an image in a since deleted tweet of a white couple holding hands with a monkey, captioned, "Royal baby leaves hospital".

The presenter's tweet has been accused of having racist connotations as Meghan Markle's family is of African-American descent.

Baker took to Twitter to apologise for the post, saying he would've used the same image for any child and said it was a mistake.

He referenced Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in his tweet, writing "sorry mate".

Baker was later fired by the BBC, where he presents a radio show on BBC5.

He said the national broadcaster threw him "under the bus".

A representative for the BBC commented, "This was a serious error of judgment and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody."

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

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