'Wax-work' Warne’s 'secrets'

2011-08-05 10:14

Sydney - Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne was at the centre of a public frenzy Friday over his dramatic weight loss since he started dating British actress Liz Hurley.

GALLERY: Warne through the years

Australian blogs and news sites were awash with chatter about Warne's look after new photographs surfaced showing the noticeably slimmer star, who said he had lost 12 kilograms (26 pounds) in two months on a new diet plan.

"I really wanted to drop a few kilos and get super fit for my last year of cricket in the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals," Warne wrote on his official website.

On the advice of a friend's mother he combined diet shakes and low-calorie chocolate with better eating habits and exercise and said he "couldn't be happier with the results."

But the media were less impressed with the new-look Warne, who was snapped glistening with sweat as he left his London home this week, dubbing the once chubby smoker "Wax-Work Warnie" and likening him to a plastic Ken doll.

"Hurley's Warnie is suddenly less burly," the Daily Telegraph headline said, declaring the cricket legend "ever-shrinking".

Other News Corp mastheads described him as "Scrawny Warnie" and the "King of Slim" - a play on his famous "King of Spin" mantle - and questioned whether the weight loss was orchestrated by Hurley.

Social media sites raged with less polite chatter about the newly tanned and taut Warne, 41.

"We'll know Shane Warne is too thin when the next time he orders a diet shake he falls into the straw," wrote one wag on Twitter.

"Is it me or is Shane Warne actually beginning to look like Liz Hurley?" said another.

The celebrity pair responded with good humour on the microblogging site, with Hurley taunting Warne about eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while "you slowly spoon up your thin and tasteless gruel."

"I've decided to take full responsibility for SW's remarkable weight loss and will be publishing my secret, possibly evil, regime shortly," the actress, 46, wrote.


  • jk - 2011-08-05 10:31

    the googly...

  • Tonsil - 2011-08-05 11:27

    Maybe he has a slow puncture

  • Werfbobbejaan - 2011-08-05 11:44

    Must be a really slow newsday...........

  • ASDEB - 2011-08-05 11:44

    I'd also lose weight if I was doing Liz

      Not Black - 2011-08-05 12:05

      Come on ASDEB, Liz Hurley...............? You can do better.

      ASDEB - 2011-08-05 13:19

      Oh I have already! Score major points for me!

  • Kobus - 2011-08-05 13:54

    Shame Worn

  • Ingie - 2011-08-05 13:56

    he's going to land up lookig like Cliff Richard...LOL...warney the porny

  • Ingie - 2011-08-05 14:05

    Just checked him out on the web..gosh he looks so gaunt and gross. If you look at Her and him think shes behind all this as she is so thin could fit through a keyhole. They look gross and he looks so stiff. No more flexibility it seems. Hope he can still spin that ball. I’m doing a hundred push-ups and sit-ups every morning, and I feel strong, I feel great he says. Iwish I could look like this just doing that

  • cgtours - 2011-08-05 16:04

    Liz Hurley is a has been man- hope she retires now with guy somewhere. The models out there now, are giving her a run for her money- you cannot defy age! Put her next to the NEW YOUNG models and it shows - so Shawn, this goes for you as well.!- all of us get past our PRIME date sooner or later, nev ertheless, it is healthier not to carry excess weight -just do not exchange your outback charm/ruggedness for look of the miserable/faketan lot in London-very little is genuine there- most is propped up /liposucked/enlarged/straightened out/ and FAKE!!

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-08-05 17:52

      Who is Shawn? Are you on the right website?

  • BokSharky - 2011-08-05 16:11

    Who cares if he looks like a WAX DOLL

  • Sadsack - 2011-08-05 16:19

    lmao! Nice one Tonsil!

  • pat - 2011-08-05 17:32

    Something happend he looks frozen en expresionless. He cannot be happy to look so artificial, but she is not somebody to trust.

  • Annie - 2011-08-06 08:02

    Weight loss is ok, its the plastic surgery thats frightening!

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