John Key's celebrity crushes

23:26, Jan 29 2011
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JOHN KEY: 'I think [Liz Hurley] will be thrilled by the endorsement.'

Prime Minister John Key has revealed his celebrity crushes and says he's envious of Shane Warne's ongoing fling with a "hot" Liz Hurley.

Key – who is married to his childhood sweetheart, Bronagh – opened up about what high-profile women set his heart aflutter on Tony Veitch's Radio Sport breakfast show on Friday following questions about his sporting idols.

Proving he's a typical Kiwi bloke Key said that if he could be any sporting star he'd be an All Blacks captain but added he wouldn't mind taking a swing at being Tiger Woods either.

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JESSICA ALBA: On the hot list.

"Obviously for the money I would be Tiger Woods. You get paid a truckload of money," he said, adding "there are other benefits that clearly come with the job" too.

The conversation took a sexy turn after Veitch asked the jovial PM if he'd like to be love-rat Warnie. "Yeah, well given his current liaisons with Liz Hurley," Key said.

"I like Liz Hurley actually. I reckon she is hot." Key, who has two teenagers, Stephie and Max, admitted that Hurley was a "definite" in his dream date top three, adding that she's "slightly older".

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ANGELINA JOLIE: On the hot list.

When asked who else was on his wish list Key said "there are a range". He later said Sin City star "Jessica Alba looked pretty hot" despite her latest movie, Little Fockers, being "rubbish" and that Brad Pitt's squeeze, Angelina Jolie "is not too bad" either. While Key's comments might have been well received by Radio Sport's predominantly male audience, they didn't impress veteran MP and women's rights campaigner Sue Kedgley.

The four-term Green MP, who will stand down at the upcoming election, said Key's comments were boorish and unbecoming of a prime minister.

"He is obviously trying to appeal to a sporting audience. "But it does sound a bit odd to be going on and on about women who are `hot', etc," she told Sunday News.

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LIZ HURLEY: A 'definite'.

"It is a bit stereotypical and rather odd, coming from a Prime Minister.

"They do seem a little bit 1960s comments, rather than what you [would] expect in the 21st century." On the other side of the airwaves, Veitch's rival breakfast host, former Kiwis league great Dean Lonergan said Key's comment had made him respect the PM even more. "John Key is a strong leader and a very good family man," the LiveSport host said.

"Those women who might be upset at his comments are obviously just disappointed they never made John Key's list and never will.

"He's a normal man who expresses normal manly sentiments from time to time. I didn't hear the comments live to air, but I have no doubt they were said with a level of decency befitting any broadcast."

Key also used his weekly comment piece to fire a broadside at Labour leader Phil Goff, saying he was as inconsistent as the Black Caps.

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