Danny Baker to bring back his axed BBC show as a podcast

Danny Baker has announced on Twitter that he’s returning with a new twice weekly podcast in 2020.

He was sacked from his 5 Live show last month after a tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby.

Yesterday, Baker tweeted: “My own stand-alone podcast, featuring all the old firm and even the Sausage Sandwich Game, will begin in the new year.

Referring to his radio nickname, #CandyManReturns, he revealed it would a twice-weekly podcast with emails and phone calls on bizarre subjects. He added: “We can rule the world.”

Baker later tweeted: “Well that’s me for now. I only nip in for half hour a night now,” describing his time on Twitter at the moment, adding that he’s learned his lesson.

Having presented a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live since 2008, Baker’s programme was axed following a backlash and accusations of racism over the ‘chimpanzee tweet’ in May. He deleted it and apologised, calling it one of the worst days of his life.

Following yesterday’s announcement of Danny’s new podcast in the new year, many of his fans tweeted their delight at the news, with one of them simply saying: “Thank f*** for that!”

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