SUSANNA Reid has hit out at recent criticism as she insists turning 50 is a 'blessing'.
The Good Morning Britain host, who turned 50 last month, made headlines this week for wearing a "sexy cleavage dress" on the ITV show.
However, the star has defended herself against the comments by pointing out that "women have boobs".
Discussing her recent birthday, Susanna also told You magazine: "Age is not an issue any more.
"There is no longer a cutoff point for women in my job. Fifty used to be a looming date on the horizon where you thought, 'How much longer might I last?' I don't think that's the case now."
In fact, Susanna revealed there are plenty of successful woman in their fifties.
She later added: "Sophie Raworth rang me yesterday to wish me happy birthday. I went to school with her little sister. There's Emily Maitlis and Fiona Bruce and Kirsty Wark. It isn't an issue, so it doesn't hold fear.
"I don't feel like I'm in a battle. I've always joked that ageing is a blessing and I genuinely feel it. Especially over the past year, when things have been so dreadful."
Meanwhile, Susanna hit back at criticism over her revealing green dress on Instagram.
Alongside two snaps of herself on GMB, she jokingly said: "SHOCKER! Woman has cleavage.
"Realised it is STILL before watershed so here’s a nice covered up version."
The dress commotion didn't go unnoticed on the show either, with co-host Piers Morgan poking fun the next day.
Kicking off GMB on Thursday, Piers revealed a newspaper article about Susanna's outfit, telling viewers: "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."
Susanna quipped: "Women shouldn't have boobs at breakfast – they're for later on!"
He then read the article out, with the piece also referencing a time 11 years ago when the brunette beauty's outfit sparked complaints.
Piers continued: "Well here they are, 11 years later, and they are still complaining about your cleavage!
"I'm very relieved on behalf of the nation that you have decided to put them away today because we can't cope. We can't cope with that kind of heat at 6.43am in the morning."
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