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BBC host Danny Baker was fired after he tweeted a racist picture of a monkey wearing a bowler hat following the first image released of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby boy. 

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

The 5 Live presenter has been blasted as a racist but says it was all one big misunderstanding. He then whined about his firing on Twitter:

"The call to fire me... was a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity," he wrote.

"Took a tone that said I actually meant that ridiculous tweet and the BBC must uphold blah blah blah. Literally threw me under the bus. Could hear the suits' knees knocking."

Baker has been a staple in the British media for decades. He is still proclaiming his innocence.

"All I can do is make light of what's happened to me in the last 18 hours," he said per The Mirror.

"I blushed that anyone could have thought [racism] was the intent behind [the tweet]. Intent has got to be everything," he added, claiming he had been wanting to make a statement about class with his original tweet.