Susanna Reid faced a brutal response from some viewers of Good Morning Britain today following a heated debate - and even Piers Morgan stepped in to defend her.

The duo had clashed during the show when they discussed the topic of whether God should be referred to as ‘he’ or ‘she’ after Thandie Newton said in her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards: “I don’t even believe in God, but I’m going to thank her tonight.”

Piers, 53, didn’t agree with this whilst Susanna, 47, remained open-minded but this didn’t go down well with one of her Instagram followers.

“I try and fight the feminist battle every morning and I cannot even win among feminists,” the mum-of-three explained.

She then read out the comment from social media user Daisy which went as follows: “Shame on you, call yourself a feminist? Watching you encourage Piers Morgan is disappointing to watch. How do you sleep at night?”

Susanna seemed shocked by the last remark and repeated it for emphasis.

Meanwhile Piers hit back in a straight-talking manner: “Badly is the answer, we all do. You try getting out of bed at 2.30 in the morning and lying there staring at the ceiling, wondering how you can entertain the masses, only for Daisy to pop up giving us hell for it.”

The host then seemed to defend Susanna as he continued to hit back at the comment.

“Nobody’s forcing you to watch it,” he explained of the show. “You know what, if you don’t like it, watch something else.

“If you want nice, friendly, politically correct stuff, watch the BBC. They won’t be offensive. I find all of you that get so offended by everything, offensive.”

Whilst Susanna and Piers clearly disagree on many things, it looks like they’re still able to have a laugh.

Following today’s show Susanna shared a photo of her co-host’s reflection in her dressing table mirror and joked that there’s a reason for that.

“This is how we do the morning editorial meeting. I sit at my dressing table & see @piersmorgan’s face reflected in the mirror. I can’t look directly at him,” Susanna quipped.