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By Emily Mee, news reporter

Danny Baker is to start his own podcast after being fired by the BBC over a "racist" tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby Archie.

The former radio host announced on Twitter that the twice-weekly podcast would have a similar format to his BBC Radio 5 Live show and will be broadcast next year.

He wrote: "My own stand alone podcast, featuring all the old firm and even the Sausage Sandwich Game, will begin in the new year.

My own stand alone podcast, featuring all the old firm and even the Sausage Sandwich Game, will begin in the new year. Emails encouraged, calls taken, subjects bizarre. A twice a week meeting, we can rule the world. #CandyManReturns

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) June 20, 2019

"Emails encouraged, calls taken, subjects bizarre. A twice a week meeting, we can rule the world."

Baker, 61, was dropped by the BBC earlier this year after tweeting a photo of a well-dressed couple holding hands with a suited chimpanzee, which was captioned: "Royal baby leaves hospital."

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The tweet came shortly after the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first baby.

Meghan, who is mixed-race, and Prince Harry posed for pictures with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on the same day the allegedly racist tweet was posted.

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Baker was forced to delete his tweet and apologise after facing backlash.

He admitted the tweet was "ridiculous, stupid and idiotic" but denied he was a racist.

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The presenter wrote: "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 its possible connotations got in touch, down it came. And that's it."

The BBC said Baker's tweet was a "serious error of judgement".

Baker said the day he was sacked was one of the "worst days" of his life and criticised BBC bosses over the Read More – Source

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