Hollywood hardman Russell Crowe has admitted a secret which will shock many of his fans - he loves shopping.

The OSCAR-winning GLADIATOR star, who's expecting his first child with wife Danielle Spencer, admits he loves spending his cash - even if his method is slightly unusual.

He says, "I've got a black belt in shopping, mate! I love it.

"I don't shop like other people may shop. I walk in and go, '(Give me) that side of the room and that side of the room. Right, can you send it to such and such? See you later.' I walk out and (go to the) next shop.

"It's shopping with a very sort of specific hunter-gatherer intent. You go out, you know what it is, grab it, gone."

09/11/2003 21:16