IF THE celebrity media mill is to be believed, the Shane Warne and Liz Hurley travelling sideshow could soon be leaving Australia, bound for Britain and a new $9 million love nest.
Two days after reports first emerged Warne was putting his Melbourne mansion on the market for $20 million and setting up home with British sexpot Hurley in a grand Georgian estate, the celebrity couple have been all but mute on the subject.
This is indeed interesting, as the ''Shurley'' romance has been played out, tweet by nauseating tweet, in the public domain of social media. Yesterday Warne was too busy congratulating Melbourne radio station 3AW for ditching broadcaster Derryn Hinch to pay any attention to the rumours circulating around his living arrangements.
Warne's manager, James Erskine, denied the Brighton home had been put on the market, but Melbourne real estate sources yesterday said prospective buyers had been seen touring the five-bedroom property in ''prestigious'' William Street.
On Monday New Idea magazine reported Warne was about to up stumps, news received with some incredulity given the magazine is engaged in a high-stakes battle with Woman's Day for any morsels of information, no matter how banal, relating to Warne, Hurley and his ex-wife Simone Callahan.
And yet, just last week, Hurley was reportedly looking for a Melbourne school to send her son Damian, leading to yet more media speculation she was the one about to relocate to Australia, which she later denied … on Twitter.
According to London media reports the pair have bought a Georgian mansion on the Gloucestershire-Herefordshire border on 76 hectares of private grounds, the main residence having 13 bedrooms and five bathrooms.