Chace Crawford says Elizabeth Hurley is the ''epitome of the ideal woman''.

The 26-year-old actor is a huge admirer of his 'Gossip Girl' co-star and says it wasn't difficult for him to pretend to be infatuated with her character, millionairess Diana Payne.

Speaking on ITV1 show 'Lorraine', he said: ''She's the most charming person, she's still as gorgeous as ever, she's funny, she's kind of the epitome of the ideal woman. I love the voice, when she's talking on the show I'm trying not to crack a smile because she's so charming. ''

Chace also revealed he loves to get back to his home state of Texas as much as possible, especially now that his sister Candice Crawford is due her first child with husband Tony Romo.

He said: ''I like to get back to Texas as much as possible. My sister is about to have her baby, I'm about to become an uncle so I like to get back there as much as possible. It' s nice to get away from the face pace of New York too.''