We all know that Piers Morgan isn't one to hold back - and that includes with his ITV colleagues.

This time it was Dr Hilary Jones to be put on the spot when the pair appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain.

They were discussing the latest news that Boris Johnson is set to announce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Trying to explain the possible reason for the government making this decision, Dr Hilary began to explain: "I suppose observationally, if you look at what goes on in popular pubs, bars and restaurants there’s a greater amount of alcohol consumed.

"People forget then, they hug, they kiss."

But when Piers argued that it will just encourage punters to drink more, faster, the TV doctor went on: "People finish work, they come home, they go out, by 10pm they're still relatively sober.

"You have to put a time on there if you want to restrict social gatherings. You have to do something, the transmission rate is going up, hospitalisation is going up.

"You can't get rid of the virus, you have to live with the virus, so what can we do?

"First of all, we need to stop so many households mixing together, the rule of six is very well, but it means that in England six households can meet.

"Then, there's five people that can bring it back to other people. It's risky."

Going against Piers' suggestion to close down businesses all together, Dr Hilary responded: "Pubs and restaurants are adopting very stringent social distancing rules, the risk is very small. The real risk is large groups of different households mixing."

Dr Hilary attempted to explain the reasoning behind the new measures

Pointing out the flaw, the TV presenter suggested the curfew will only encourage people to go back to other people's homes instead.

"Many young people aren't abiding by these rules. Maybe that's because they don't understand the rules," he argued.

"I've got three kids, they're all very smart – they want to look at it logically, but they’re saying it doesn't make sense."

Attempting to prove his point, Dr Hilary said countries such as Cyprus which made a similar move in imposting a curfew saw cases go down.

The Prime Minister is expected to unveil his latest plans in the House of Commons following a Cobra meeting on Tuesday morning.

He will the address the nation this evening to outline the new measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, which will also restrict the hospitality sector to table service only.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.