Danny Baker, 61, who has this morning been fired by the BBC, uploaded an image showing a well-dressed man and woman holding hands with a monkey, who was in a suit.
The picture on his Twitter came with the caption: “Royal baby leaves hospital,” hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced royal baby, named Archie, into the world.
The former Radio 5 Live DJ later deleted the picture, which was posted in view of his 501,000 followers, and apologised after receiving backlash.
Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant, Danny John-Jules, 58, has now hit out at the radio presenter.
What the f**k did we ever do to Danny Baker?
In a tweet shared to his 62,900 followers, Danny John-Jules said: “What the f**k did we ever do to Danny Baker? Well Danny Baker can kiss this monkey’s a**e and @talkRADIO can wipe it afterwards.
“Their line-up is nearly as disgraceful to diversity as @LBC anyway. See my previous tweet about the ‘Attitude’ of the media bias surrounding #Megan.”
In a separate tweet, Danny John-Jules, whose parents are from Dominica, said: “Anyone defending Danny Baker is kidding themselves. Defending their OWN conscience rather than common sense.
“If go around giving it Charlie Potatoes how you’re the ‘Voice of a Nation’ ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’ WHO the f**k are you and WHICH Britain are you talking about?”
Danny Baker apologised for posting the picture online and said his mind is not “diseased”.
He said: “Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased.
“Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that’s it.”
In another tweet, he wrote: “Once again. Sincere apologies for the stupid unthinking gag pic earlier.
“Was supposed to be joke about Royals vs circus animals in posh clothes but interpreted as about monkeys & race, so rightly deleted.
“Royal watching not my forte. Also, guessing it was my turn in the barrel.”
Explaining what he thought the picture showed, he wrote in response to a Twitter user: “Money & grandeur undercut by a circus turn in a toffs suit.
“The outfit is the joke. Once the racial thing was pointed out to me – I am far from a royal watcher Ty – of course I deleted it. All else is overheated Twitter horse s**t.”
This morning, the BBC confirmed Danny Baker has been fired after the radio host first revealed the news on Twitter.
The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant wrote online: “Just got fired from @bbc5live. For the record – it was red sauce. Always.”
A BBC spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “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.”
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