By Simon Cable
Shaving off the weight: Shane Warne, aka Mr Elizabeth Hurley, has shed two stone and is now almost unrecognisable
Since he was bowled over by Elizabeth Hurley, his slick new look has been the subject of much speculation.
Now it appears Shane Warne is not just slick, but also most definitely sleek.
The Australian cricketer cut an extraordinarily slim figure as he emerged from Miss Hurley’s West London home.
He revealed he has shed two stone in four months, but denies his glamorous girlfriend – notorious for her own strict fitness regime – is behind his image makeover.
The 41-year-old said he had embarked on a training programme off his own back, writing on Twitter: ‘I have always taken pride in my appearance and an attack on EH is unfair.
'I’m proud of how I look and worked my butt off for 4 months.’
Chubby cheeks: The Australian cricketer used to have a much fuller face
Whatever his motivation, he certainly appeared to have worked up a sweat when he was spotted this week, visibly glistening in the English heat.
Spin bowler Warne retired from first-class cricket in 2008.
He began dating actress and model Miss Hurley, 46, last year following her split from estranged husband Arun Nayar.
Influential? Warne visiting his girlfriend Liz Hurley on the New York set of Gossip Girl last week