Shane Warne has hinted he split from actress Elizabeth Hurley because her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant frequently stayed over at her house while the cricket legend was away.

Bedazzled star Elizabeth began dating the Australian sports icon in 2010 prior to her divorce from businessman Arun Nayar, but they split in 2013 amid speculation their long-distance love was too much of a strain.

Now Shane has opened up about his relationship with the British beauty and revealed Notting Hill star Hugh, who dated Elizabeth for 13 years until they split in 2000, frequently enjoyed sleepovers at the actress’ home while Shane was away.

The spin bowler is currently starring in the Australian version of TV survival show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, which is being filmed in South Africa, and he confided in his fellow campmates about Hugh’s closeness to Elizabeth during their romance.

Shane said, “It’s hard in a new relationship when you’re really good friends with the exes. Like, Elizabeth was really good friends with Hugh, like a best friend. When I used to go back to Australia, Hugh would come and spend the weekend at the house and I was like, ‘What’s that?’ So I said, ‘I’ll tell you what, when I’m there, tell him to come when I’m there – I knew Hugh before I knew you so just tell him to come over,’ and then she said he feels uncomfortable. What’s going on?”

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