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A BBC radio announcer has been fired after making an offensive tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby son, Archie.

British broadcaster Danny Baker, 61, was sacked after he shared a royal baby tweet which included a picture of a chimpanzee. 

The tweet quickly caused outrage and was taken to be a racist comment on baby Archie’s ethnicity, as the royal bub has African-American heritage.

The photo was a black-and-white image showing a man and woman holding hands with a chimpanzee wearing a suit, which he captioned: ‘Royal baby leaves hospital’.

While the offensive picture was promptly deleted, Baker was quickly booted from his announcer position at the BBC.

Baker later said the tweet was a misinterpreted ‘joke’, offering apologies to the newborn royal baby. 

‘[It was] supposed to be a joke about royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race,’ he said.

‘Enormous mistake, for sure. Grotesque. Anyway, here’s to ya Archie, Sorry mate.’

According to, BBC Radio 5 Live controller Jonathan Wall told staff in an email that Baker had shown ‘poor judgement’.

‘This was a serious error of judgment 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,’ Wall said.

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