Danny Baker’s 'racist' Royal baby tweet being investigated by police.

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Danny Baker speaking at his London home after he was fired by BBC Radio 5 Live for tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess of SussexÕs son using a picture of a monkey. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danny Baker speaking at his London home after he was fired by BBC Radio 5 Live for tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess of SussexÕs son using a picture of a monkey. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)

Danny Baker’s tweet mocking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby is being investigated by police.

The broadcaster was sacked by the BBC after he tweeted a photo of a chimpanzee walking hand in hand with a man and woman, with the caption, "Royal baby leaves hospital."

Danny Baker's tweet
Danny Baker's tweet

The post sparked fury on social media, with Baker branded racist for comparing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby to a primate.

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The 61-year-old deleted the tweet and apologised but it was not enough to save his job, and now police are involved after receiving a complaint.

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."

Yesterday Baker took to Twitter again, this time to issue a grovelling apology.

A day after being fired from his role on BBC Radio Five Live, Baker posted a series of messages apologising for the ‘outrage’ he had caused.

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He described the controversy as ‘one of the worst days of my life’ and said he made a ‘genuine, naive and catastrophic mistake’.

Read more: Danny Baker apologises for ‘racist’ tweet about the Royal baby

He said: "The picture in context as presented was obviously shamefully racist. It was never intended so - seriously who on earth would 'go there'?

“Anyway I am now paying the price for this crass & regrettable blunder and rightly so. Probably even this final word from me will extend the mania. ('Dog whistle' anyone?) I would like to thank friends on here for their kinder words and once again - I am so, so sorry.”

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In a statement announcing Baker had been fired, a BBC spokesman said: "This was a serious error of judgement and goes against the values we as a station aim to embody.

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