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Susanna Reid slams Good Morning Britain viewers who attacked Robert Rinder for crying

The host quickly defended her pal

Susanna Reid has rushed to defend Good Morning Britain co-host Robert Rinder after he broke down on the show today (December 1).

The television judge became emotional following a feature on the show’s charitable campaign, 1 Million Minutes.

But after some viewers poked fun at his tearful display, Susanna was quick to defend her pal.

Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain
Susanna Reid defended Robert Rinder on Good Morning Britain (Credit: ITV)

Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain

On today’s programme, the pair chatted to film star Colin Salmon.

Colin has produced a short film – which aired on GMB and made Robert cry – to help launch this year’s 1 Million Minutes.

During the chat, Robert said: “I’m unashamed because people are tweeting in, Susanna, saying it’s bad that I cried. I don’t care!”

I don’t care!

Susanna, 50, interrupted: “Who is going to say being emotional about something so beautiful is a bad thing?!”

Earlier on in the show, Judge Rinder became tearful after watching the emotional charity clip.

He was visibly moved by the clip, with Susanna saying: “You’re broken.”

Robert, 43, responded: “Just watching that and how much that’s affected me and should affect every viewer is just…”

Judge Rinder on Good Morning Britain
Robert broke down during today’s show (Credit: ITV)

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He went on to say that it’s more important now than ever to be “alongside each other”.

Despite a few nasty comments, many viewers praised Robert for showing emotion on the show.

Good Morning Britain viewers praise Robert Rinder

On Twitter, one said: “Absolutely don’t blame Judge Rinder for crying at all, I was sobbing my eyes out about 3 seconds into that little film.”

A second added: “Why would anyone criticise Robert Rinder for crying – obviously someone with a heart of stone. Loving the show with Robert he is great presenter with great wit and compassion.”

A third wrote: “This is sad and beautiful at the same time. @RobbieRinder and @colinsalmon24 let those tears flow.”

In addition, a fourth said: “Wow how powerful, had tears streaming down my face. Watching Rob earlier this morning had me crying with him as well.”

Another fumed: “So what if Rob cried, he is compassionate, he is human, a decent person. To all those who have no feeling, shhh, any man who cries is MORE of a man to be able to show that emotion in the first place.

“There are disgusting folk out there, tell them to buy some decency!

However, one shared: “@GMB seriously does this Rinder fella ever stop crying?? Never thought I would say this but bring back Richard Madeley.”

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A second complained: “Can you not cry please #GMB.”

A third wrote: “Good grief what has happened to this programme. I used to look forward to tuning in cause PM always brought something. Right now it’s a complete mess! Back to the beeb again. Cause this is utter utter drivel!”

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