Danny Baker's Biography

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Danny Baker was born on 22 June 1957 in London.

His father was a communist docker.

When he was a teenager Danny Baker worked at One Stop Records shop, and then started the fanzine Sniffin' Glue.

At 20, he started working at the music magazine NME. where he met his wife to be Wendy, who was the editor's secretary.

After making a name for himself as a columnist at NME, Danny Baker moved into TV and radio.

Together with Chris Evans he devised the popular show TFI Friday, for which he also wrote the scripts.

He also created the 6-0-6 radio show on Radio Five Live.

He has had shows on Talk Radio, BBC London, Radio 2, and BBC 5 live.

His awards include being named speech radio personality of the year at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards.

In 2011, he revealed that he had recovered from cancer of the mouth and throat.

Danny Baker has written an autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve.

In November 2016, Danny Baker was a late entrant into I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, joining on the fifth day.

He was the first celebrity to be voted out of I'm A Celebrity in 2016.
In May 2019 he was sacked from his BBC Radio 5 Live show over a tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby.

However, a month later, Danny Baker announced that in 2020 he would broadcasting a twice-weekly stand alone podcast.

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