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03 January 2020 14:36

Viewers began commenting that Joey was more likely putting people off trying Veganuary than encouraging them.

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The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror - celebs Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email This Morning viewers were left hitting out at a guest on the show on Friday, as a debate about Veganuary led to fiery scenes. Host Ruth Langsford intervened as one guest continued to interrupt the other, with fans calling the man "rude" and "shouty" on Twitter. Guests Joey Armstrong and Rachel Carrie had opposing views on if Veganuary is a step too far. The challenge sees people go vegan for the month, ditching meat and any food and drink products that are made from animals. Rachel, a meat eater who hunts and kills her own food, claimed she had been a vegetarian when she was younger but "it didn't work out" for her health - something Joey hit back at as "an anecdote, not science".

Ruth Langsford intervenes as This Morning guest erupts during Veganuary debate

Vegan activist Joey strongly disagreed with what she had to say, and why she was against Veganuary. Repeating his passion for veganism, he argued his own views and interrupted Rachel repeatedly in the process. Viewers began commenting that Joey was more likely putting people off trying Veganuary than encouraging them. Some viewers who agreed with Joey's passion and didn't actually agree with Rachel, confessed they felt he wasn't getting their views across the right way given how explosive things had become. It's then that Ruth herself intervened the chat, clearly feeling the debate was getting out of control. She questioned Joey over his comments, suggesting he wasn't prepared to listen to his co-guest. Ruth commented: "Joey, you seem very angry about this. It's almost seems like you can't hear the opposing view." Joey responded: "Because it's nonsence." (Image: ITV) Viewers continued to take to Twitter, with one fan saying: "This man was so rude and angry, if that's what Veganism does to you show me the beef burger." Another tweeted: "That man promoting a vegan diet was a poor choice of representative for them, he came across as very rude, he did not let the woman speak without shouting her down, fair to say I was not impressed." A third said: "I suspect Joey Armstrong's rude and aggressive stance has done nothing to promote Veganuary." Meanwhile, another added: "Watching @[email protected] is the reason vegans have such a bad reputation." This Morning airs weekdays and Sundays at 10:30am on ITV.