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Susanna Reid says she gets ‘toxic and horrible’ abuse over Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid has revealed she sometimes receives "toxic and horrible" abuse from online trolls over her role on Good Morning Britain.

The broadcaster, who turned 50 last December, refuses to let the cyber-critics get to her, putting the trolls to the back of her mind while waking up the nation on ITV each morning.

During an interview with You magazine this weekend, Susanna discussed her role on GMB, which she has fronted since 2014.

With the dawn of Twitter, the presenters have been privy to receiving nasty messages from keyboard warriors – something Susanna refuses to get the better of her.

She told the publication: "The abuse is so toxic and horrible, but you can't be afraid of what people are going to say about you.

"Obviously there are moments when I'm upset or I beat myself up about getting something wrong – and there are things that frighten me – but we do a good job and we enjoy what we do.

"I have moments of self-doubt, but I've been doing this a long time now."

The journalist, who was a co-presenter on BBC Breakfast for over a decade before leaving for ITV, insisted her "thick skin" is her best quality.

However, Susanna also admitted that she can be "very sensitive at the same time".

The GMB host made headlines earlier in the week when she fought back against the trolls who had branded her wardrobe choice on the show as "inappropriate".

Wearing a green silk dress with a button-up front, certain viewers vented the dress was "too revealing" for morning television.

Poking fun at the backlash on the show, her co-host Piers Morgan said: "Yesterday, this huge historic day… But it was nothing to do with the inauguration.

"It was Susanna Reid's cleavage, which appears to have made a huge, huge impact on the nation. Susanna heats up breakfast – I hadn't really noticed, because obviously, I don't objectify you in the workplace so I hadn't noticed."

Firing back, Susanna quipped: "Women shouldn't have boobs at breakfast – they're for later on!"

Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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