Danny Baker to face no police action over royal baby tweet

Danny Baker to face no police action over royal baby tweet

Danny Baker will face no further police action over his royal baby tweet.
The 61-year-old broadcaster was fired by the BBC earlier this month after sharing a photo of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee wearing clothes with the caption "Royal Baby leaves hospital", and many users accused the former Radio 5 Live presenter of mocking Duchess Meghan’s heritage.
On Thursday (09.05.19), the Metropolitan Police announced they were assessing the incident after receiving an allegation about the social media post and now a Met spokeswoman has said: "Having reviewed the comments made, we do not consider that a criminal threshold has been met and as such we will be taking no further action."
Danny has denied any allegations of racism and said he was trying to make a joke about class.
He previously said: "I didn’t know which of our royal princesses had given birth. Otherwise you’d got to be thinking I’d been secretly waiting to make this grotesque joke. There’s no truth to it. I’ve been doing a thing on the radio for years of famous people dressed as monkeys with fairground music. My go-to photo when any posh people have a baby is this absurd chimpanzee in a top hat leaving the hospital. Had it not been Meghan – perfectly good joke. I was trying to make a point about class and it’s just preposterous."
A BBC spokesperson said the post was "a serious error of judgement" and confirmed that the corporation had taken the decision to axe him from his weekly show.
The spokesperson added: "[It] 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."