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He has presented radio shows for Virgin Radio, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio One, GLR and most recently BBC London 94.9. His shows are typically punctuated with lots of talking, jokes and anecdotes from Baker. This style conflicted with the more musical style of Radio One, from which he was sacked. He was also sacked from Radio Five after inciting football fans to physically abuse a referee on his football phone-in show Six-o-Six.
On television, Baker's first big break was as reporter/presenter on the LWT regional magazine programme The Six O'Clock Show . Since then he has presented television shows such as Win, Lose, or Draw, TV Heroes and Pets Win Prizes and had his own Saturday night BBC1 talk show "Danny Baker After All". During the late 1990s he also appeared on many comedy shows as a guest, including Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars and Room 101. At this time his picture frequently appeared in the press next to his good friend Chris Evans - the pair were long-time drinking partners and not afraid to go on day long drinking sessions. Baker was also a writer on Evans' show TFI Friday , as well as writing for other presenters such as Angus Deayton and Jonathan Ross, and writing a weekly column for The Times. His appearances in television adverts for Daz washing powder and Mars chocolate led to him being considered over-exposed as a media personality.
In the 2000s Baker has maintained a lower profile, presenting BBC London's breakfast radio show each week day. He also appeared on The Terry and Gaby Show from 2003 to 2004 (which will forever be remembered for the infamous moment when he burnt his hand trying to perform a trick with a microwave and a piece of soap) and has appeared on BBC3 quiz show QI. His passions range as widely as punk music, Millwall F.C. and PG Wodehouse.
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