Man forks out $81,000 to smooch Liz Hurley

Sep 5, 2014 at 8:49 a.m. ET

Many men dream of sharing a steamy smooch with Liz Hurley, but few would be willing to fork out thousands of dollars to make that dream a reality.

Well, banker Julian Bharti did not bat an eyelid at forking out £50,000 (or $81,591.75) to kiss the Mickey Blue Eyes actress.

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The kiss happened during Sir Elton John's annual charity bash in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation on Thursday night. The Woodside Summer Ball was held at the singer's Berkshire, England, mansion that he shares with husband David Furnish, and while there was a frenzy of bids to lock lips with Hurley, Bharti was the lucky man who won the auction.

Man pays big to smooch Liz Hurley
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Hurley is part of John and Furnish's inner circle so she was happy to lend her lips to a good cause, and she happily planted a kiss on the banking heir, who is the son of financial tycoon Stan Bharti. And as for Julian, well, he made sure he got his money's worth! Pictures show the pair engaged in an embrace while they share a smooch and lap up the attention — bet her ex Shane Warne feels like he missed out now!

According to the Daily Mail, Hurley arrived on the arm of shoe designer Patrick Cox and stunned in a soft pink fitted mini dress, fur stole and gold strappy sandals by Paul Andrew, and she even shared a picture of her outfit on the night via Instagram.


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The exclusive bash was a fun way to raise funds for John's charity, but it also was a way to bid farewell to the summer. And while Hurley's kiss was certainly a highlight, the "Your Song" singer and his husband's adorable sons Zachary, 3, and Elijah, 20 months, definitely got more attention for their cuteness!