The 49-year-old newsreader had finished reading through today’s headlines before heading to today’s light-hearted story about bees.
Turning to Charlie, 55, Louise joked: “If you’ve often wondered what makes one person more intelligent than the other…”
Clearly stunned by the brash remark, her co-host was shocked as he swiped back: “You’ve often wondered that, haven’t you Lou, as we sit here of a morning?”
As the pair laughed through the moment, Louise explained that scientists have found a link between bees and intelligence.
By looking at nerve cells, it is thought that the experiment can be applied to humans in order to judge how smart a person really is.
When the BBC pair returned to the screen, Charlie admitted that he finds bees very relaxing as they go along their day.
Louise stifled laughter as she gushed back: “Oh Charlie, you know a lot!”
It was a very different story yesterday as Louise came under fire from BBC Breakfast viewers who were not happy about her interview with the Prime Minister.
The host was criticised for a “lightweight” grilling of Theresa May, with some Twitter users calling her “vastly overpaid”.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One from 6am.