How much would you fork out to lock lips with your celebrity crush? Well, in the case of Liz Hurley, one punter paid $81,000 (£50,000) for the privelege. The honour was auctioned off as a prize at Elton John's annual Woodside End of Summer party.

Elizabeth Hurley
Hurley on her way to Elton John's party

An auction was held to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and banker Julian Bharti was the lucky winner who got to smooch the 49-year-old English actress, known for her roles in films such as Bedazzled and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Hurley split from fiance and former Australia cricketer Shane Warne in November 2013, and is now connected to photographer David Yarrow.

Hurley hasn't been spotted on the big screen in quite a few years; her last appearence was in the documentary film Valentino: The Last Emperor in 2008. Since then she's mainly been working in television, having appeared on US teen drama 'Gossip Girl' and provided her voice to the CW's sci-fi show 'The Tomorrow People'. 

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The bash, sponsored by Chopard and Grey Goose Vodka, came with a £3000 ticket price and was held at Elton and partner David Furnish's lavish Windsor estate. In true Elton style it looked like a star-studded affair with guests including Lulu, Ellie Goulding, David Gandy and David Walliams and his wife, supermodel Lara Stone. Fatboy Slim was also on hand to provide a DJ set for the eager crowd of revellers, and even Elton himself took to the stage to perform.

Hello Magazine reports that Elton and David's adorable twin boys, Zachary and Elijah, were also spotted looking cute.

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