MODEL and actress Liz Hurley has braved the cold for a topless social media picture in the snow.

But the 55-year-old also attracted criticism from some including from Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan who demanded she puts some clothes on.

Ms Hurley had the eye-catching picture of her wearing just white bikini briefs and a jacket taken at her home in Donnington Hall near Ledbury, and posted it to her Instagram.

The Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery actress wrote: "How could I resist?" tagging in the stylists.

Many of her fans liked the picture including RuPaul's Drag Race UK judge Michelle Visage who wrote: "You are not human" with the fire emoji.

A couple of fans also joked the gate needed a lick of paint, while another wrote asking where they could get a gate like that.

After the picture gained widespread attention Piers Morgan mentioned it on the GMB show, saying: "What are you doing Liz?

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"Who took the pictures, your 19-year-old son, isn't that a bit creepy.

"What is all this - I call it thirsty and creepy."

But co-host Suzanna Reid stuck up for Ms Hurley saying: "You can't accuse other people of being thirsty when you're on national television and you have at least two columns."

Mr Morgan said: "You can think two things when you look at it - one, she looks great. Which she does. But also, 55? Getting your 19-year-old son to take pictures of you stripping off in the snow?'

Ms Reid replied: "Sorry. After women go over 50 are they not allowed to bare any flesh?"

Mr Morgan added: '"Come on, you can think she looks great but come on. You're 55 - put your clothes on."