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A brilliant broadcaster, a stupid tweet, and the usual BBC double standards: did Danny Baker really deserve to be fired?

Danny Baker speaking at his London home after being fired by the BBC 
Danny Baker speaking at his London home after being fired by the BBC  Credit: PA

Farewell, then, Danny Baker’s Sausage Sandwich Game. Every Saturday morning on his BBC Radio 5 Live phone-in show, Baker presides over a knowingly lightweight quiz in which listeners must predict a celebrity guests’s answers to three questions about the minutiae of their lives - the last always being what they would add to their sausage sandwich. Will they opt for red sauce, brown sauce or no sauce at all? 

It’s fiendishly addictive and I always play along at home, occasionally while enjoying a sausage sandwich myself. My partner and children have recently begun to join in too. It has become a weekend ritual for The Danny Baker Show to be burbling away in the background, making us laugh out loud...

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