Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard giggle as they chat Bridgerton ‘bonking’

Ben Shephard joked that Susanna Reid’s career “peaked” as they discussed “bonking” in Bridgerton on Good Morning Britain.

The co-hosts of the ITV morning show were chatting about how the first season of the hit Netflix series had many steamy scenes, but the second series is notably different and many fans have been disappointed.

Susanna, 51, explained: “The period drama’s first season was known for scenes of a raunchy nature, [but the] second instalment is noticeably different with fans saying it lacks the bonk busting intimacy of series on.”

Ben, 47, smiled as he joked in response: “Is that the technical term of it?”

Dead pan, Susanna hit back: “Yes, I became a journalist in order to say things like that on television… Bonk busting.”

Ben quipped: “I think you’ve peaked.”

The duo then broke into laughter before they went into a deep dive of the intimate scenes in both series.

Despite the lack of steamy scenes in series two, 193 million households have still tuned in over the weekend for the next instalment in the regency drama.

The first episode picked up on the big revelation from the finale of series one, when Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) was revealed to be behind the gossip column as Lady Whistledown.

Nicola, 35, got to use her Irish accent in the scenes as she snuck off in the night to print the latest instalment of her newsletter.

Many fans were left wondering how Penelope had managed to write the column and remain anonymous, but the character hid her identity through her accent and by conducting her business during the night to hide from prying eyes.

Bridgerton viewers were delighted to hear Nicola’s real accent, one tweeted: "NICOLA’S ACCENT. OMG THAT’S HOT. LOOK AT PEN DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN AND STANDING UP FOR THE DELIVER BOYS WAGES! QUEEN. #Bridgerton.”

Another added: “THE IRISH ACCENT YES! #Bridgerton," while a third added: "Penelope with an accent what a bad b**ch give her her crownnnnn #bridgertonseason2 #Bridgerton."

A third penned: “Nicola Coughlan using the old Irish accent in Bridgerton very much made my day.”

The second season focuses on Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) complicated love triangle with sisters Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran).

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In between takes though, Jonathan Bailey revealed to OK! that he was the most likely to make his cast mates laugh.

He said: “There’s something about playing a character that’s so inward and so serious that the line between that and the hysteria is always there.

“When the Bridgerton family are together and we’re trying to get through our lines at speed, you can just see one person falling off of the metaphorical horse and the twinkle in their eye.”

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