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ITV GMB viewers baffled by model's IQ date rule as Susanna Reid makes dig at Richard Madeley

Good Morning Britain viewers couldn't believe what they were hearing as Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid spoke to a woman who makes her dates take an IQ test to find her perfect partner.

Model Candice Kloss, who is also a member of Mensa, appeared on Wednesday's edition (May 11) of the ITV news programme via video link from her home in New York. She told the hosts that she hadn't had anyone fail the test yet and says a score of 110 is acceptable.

Candice, who says she doesn't want to "waste her time" with "idiots", said: "I try to make it fun, like one of my guy friends makes his dates take a personality test, which is kind of fun, like are you introvert or extrovert? So I try and pass it off like that. Taking tests is fun."

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Richard asked Candice how she cuts off dates if they failed to pass. She added: "I feel like you can kind of tell when you first meet someone if they might not pass. I always say they need to get 110 or above, I think that sounds fair."

But Richard wanted to put her own intelligence to the test and decided to quiz her live on air. He said: "Just to see how you manage on live television - Jane goes to visit Jill at her apartment. Jill is Jane's only husband's mother-in-law's only husband's only daughter's only daughter."

Susanna chipped in: "Okay I feel like we need a pen and pencil," as Candice tried to take in what the 65-year-old presenter was asking. Richard continued: "What relation is Jill to Jane? She's Jane's only husband's mother-in-law's only husband's only daughter's only daughter."

Candice is a member of Mensa (ITV)

As he waited for an answer, Susanna made a dig at Richard, telling him that she wouldn't want to go on a date with him if they were the questions he was asking, prompting Richard to reveal the answer. He said: "It's her daughter. She's her daughter, she's going to visit her mum. But how you work that out I do not know."

Susanna then remarked: "To be fair, it looked like Candice was working it out, but we didn't give her enough time." But GMB viewers were left unimpressed by Candice's dating technique.

@Angelacoulter20 tweeted: "You can’t judge someone on their iQ .. try loyalty, commitment, faithfulness, trustworthy, and someone who stands by your side in good or bad times. That’s when you have found a needle in a haystack."

Richard put the model to the test with an IQ question (ITV)

"I'm sure she’s probably a very nice lady but sadly having a high IQ does not make you compassionate. I fear she may be alone for a looooong time," @RBlue67 commented.

@ciarale01 said: "@gmb #gmb #GoodmorningBritain People with a learning disability like me have the right to go on dates like anyone else. I am a person with a learning disability and I am married. Lower IQ should not be a factor in dating."

"So she always does an IQ test if she's gonna date someone yet hasn't tested current boyfriend. This story is complete trash wtf #GMB," @arpz added.