Police are investigating an allegation concerning Danny Baker’s tweet about the Royal Baby which led to the broadcaster being fired by the BBC.
The tweet included a reference to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby and led to the radio DJ, 61, being sacked from BBC Radio 5 Live .
The Met Police confirmed they were probing the social media post tonight.
“An allegation has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service on Thursday, 9 May in relation to a Tweet published on the 8 May,” a statement from the force said.
“As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”
Baker’s now-deleted tweet included an image of a chimpanzee being walked by two human companions, which sparked racism accusations.
He immediately denied the accusations his tweet about newborn royal baby Archie was racist.
The BBC sacked the radio DJ shortly after he posted it.
He has since apologised publicly for the social media posting.
Baker wrote in a series of tweets: “Following one of the worst days of my life I just want to formally apologise for the outrage I caused and explain how I got myself into this mess.
“I chose the wrong photo to illustrate a joke. Disastrously so.
“In attempting to lampoon privilege & the news cycle I went to a file of goofy pictures & saw the chimp dressed as a Lord and thought, ‘That’s the one!’
“Had I kept searching I might have chosen General Tom Thumb or even a a baby in a crown. But I didn’t. God knows I wish had.
“Minutes later I was alerted by followers that this royal baby was of course mixed race and waves of panic and revulsion washed over me.
“F**k, what had I done? I needed no lessons on the centuries slurs equating simians and people of colour. Racism at it’s basest.”
He also apologising for trying to make light of the situation in his initial reaction to the firestorm caused by his royal baby tweet.
Baker added: “I am aware black people do not need a white man to tell them this.
“Deleting it immediately and apologising for the awful gaffe I even foolishly tried to make light of it. (My situation that is, not the racism involved.) Too late and here I am.”