The presenter, 55, was introducing a debate about green campaigners wanting to ban men from the bedroom if they don’t give up meat.
Kate – who cares for her husband Derek Draper – asked: “Should men choose between sex or sausages?”
Ed turned the tables on her and said: “What’s your experience? In that dilemma, how would you place yourself?”
“I mean, when I look back at my dusty romantic history, I feel like if I’d said to somebody ‘no, unless you stop eating meat’, they’d prefer to have the steak,” Kate laughed.
“I don’t think it would be much leverage for the planet.”
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She had her co-stars in fits of giggles over the joke
Daniel Cox, Peta Germany’s campaigns team leader, this week called for women to start a “sex strike to save the world”
He said: “We all know them, the suburban fathers with beer bottles and barbecue tongs, sizzling 70c sausages on their €700 grill.
“The courgette added by the visitor is eyed with suspicion and only reluctantly tolerated.
“The fact that Germany’s ‘grill masters’ believe they have to prove their masculinity to themselves and their fellow species through their consumption of meat is not only to the detriment of the animals, however.
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“Now there is scientific proof that toxic masculinity also harms the climate. Therefore, a hefty meat tax of 41 per cent for men would be appropriate.
“A ban on sex or procreation for all meat-eating men would also be purposeful in this context.”
It follow an awkward exchange between Kate and Ed while co-hosting the programme today.
Fans accused Kate of being “rude” and “ignoring” Ed by talking over him during a debate with Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith on today’s news.
A viewer commented: “Kate G. interrupted multiple times there but the worst was when Ed Balls asked Iain Dale a good/key question & Kate ignored it and cut in with another TOTALLY UNRELATED question …just plain rude… or ignorant.”
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One insisted: “#gmb is so hard to watch when kate is on. constantly interrupting people and not letting them speak. so unprofessional.”
Another confused fan asked: “Walked away from TV for 2 minutes, did I miss something? What’s with the interrupting edgy comment?”