This Morning viewers have jumped to Ruth Langsford’s defence after claiming that a guest on the show appeared to make a “rude” comment to her.

It all unfolded when Whitney Houston tribute act Belinda Davids joined Ruth and husband Eamonn Holmes for a chat on Monday’s programme and donned a glitzy gold frock for the occasion.

This prompted Eamonn to jokingly ask her to “give Ruth her dress back”, to which Belinda apparently replied: “I don’t know if it will fit.”

Many fans took this as a dig at 58-year-old Ruth and were quick to express their shock over the remark on social media.

“Did she just say that? #thismorning,” one asked in surprise, whilst another said: “Did she just slag Ruth off? ‘I don’t know if it’ll fit?’”

Others couldn’t hide their anger at the exchange, with one viewer tweeting: “Oh now that was just rude! @EamonnHolmes made a wee joke about giving Ruth her dress back and that Whitney impersonator said it wouldn’t fit!

“No need for that is there? I actually think it would look better on Ruth!”

And another fumed: “DID WHITNEY HOUSTON IMPERSONATOR JUST SAY HER DRESS WOULDNT FIT RUTH? ERM DONT EVEN SHADE OUR NATIONAL SWEETHEART LIKE THAT AGAIN THANKS. #ThisMorning”

However, some fans of the show ignored the awkward moment and praised Belinda for her performance as a Whitney tribute act.

“This Whitney ‘tribute’ is good! Never be anything like her but she’s good,” one posted on Twitter, whilst another said: “She’s pretty good to be fair as Whitney Houston”

It wasn’t the only topic during Monday’s edition of This Morning that got viewers talking.

Many were also left a bit baffled by the fact that Kelly Brook appeared on the show to present a gardening segment, during which she confessed that she once gave up keeping bees as the insects ended up in her hair.