CHARLIE Stayt mocked the idea that he and Naga Munchetty are "good friends" on BBC Breakfast today.
During a dissection of the day's newspaper headlines, Naga stumbled across an article which claims you need just over 2,000 minutes with someone to become a close pal.
Reading aloud from the paper, she quizzed Charlie: "So, how many hours do you think it takes to become a good friend?"
Charlie guessed: "Years, probably," as Naga replied: "No, no!"
She then explained: "34 hours. 34 hours apparently after this study of more than 2,000 individuals.
“It’s 2,040 minutes we need. An Oxford University professor analysed this."
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Naga then delved into the "ultimate formula" for friendship, quoting: "It involves 11 interactions each lasting and average of three hours and four minutes. Over a period of five and a half months."
Hinting at their own relationship, Naga prompted: "Now, how long is this programme?"
The answer to which is three hours and 15 minutes per day.
By that reckoning, the pair should be classed as good friends by now – but Charlie was having none of it.
He replied: "It’s not… that’s not tenable, is it? That’s not right, it doesn’t make any sense."
Naga couldn't help but quirk a grin at his frosty remarks, staring into the camera with raised eyebrows as she collapsed into giggles.
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But the tension didn't escape viewers at home, who picked up on a potential feud between the presenters.
One bemused fan wrote on Twitter: "So, Charlie isn't friends with Naga? Awkward 'friendship' item."
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.
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