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Old May 11th, 2019 #44
Stewart Meadows
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Danny Baker 'so, so sorry' for disastrous tweet

Danny Baker has expressed his deep regret at the Twitter storm that led to his sacking on Thursday, describing it as "one of the worst days of my life".

The former BBC Radio 5 Live presenter was sacked over his chimp tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby.

The 61-year-old tweeted on Friday that "it was a genuine, naive and catastrophic mistake".

He admitted he was "foolish" to later try to make light of it.

The tweet, which was removed, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: "Royal Baby leaves hospital".

Baker denies that there was racist intent behind the post but admits he is now "paying the price... and rightly so".

Here's the tweet that got him fired: