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Danny Baker claims he is Piers Morgan’s Good Morning Britain replacement but no-one believes him

Not likely, Danny (Picture: BBC)

Controversial former BBC presenter Danny Baker has made a bizarre claim to his Twitter followers that he is going to replace Piers Morgan as the new permanent host Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.

But, before you panic, it’s clear that he is making jokes in a series of tweets which obviously saw him taking the mick – and it’s clear none of his followers believe him.

He wrote: ‘The cat’s out the bag! from August I will be joining @GMB as permanent host with @susannareid100 – aargh!

‘Early mornings for first time in fifteen years. Rest assured I WILL be holding those in power to account. And having some fun too!’ (sic)

Nice try Danny – but only if you hadn’t already made claims he was the new host of a Question Of Sport, Question Time, Have I Got News For You and as a member of the GB News team.

Oh, the sheer bants. The joke was clearly wearing a bit think followers, who quipped: ‘Can I have what you are drinking?’ and ‘I think your account has been hacked.’


Danny was sacked by the BBC after seemingly comparing the Royal Baby to a monkey.

The 61-year-old broadcaster  shared a picture of a couple leaving a hospital, holding hands with a chimpanzee, with the caption: ‘Royal baby leaves hospital.’

This came on the morning that Meghan Markle – whose mother Doria Ragland is African-American – and Prince Harry introduced their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the world.

He deleted the tweet and insisted he didn’t have any racist intent.

But he later hit out the BBC’s decision, saying: ‘The call to fire me from @bbc5live was a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity.

‘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. #F***em.’ (sic)

Credit: Original article published here.

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