Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne are planning a holiday with their children.

The pair have enjoyed an on/off relationship for the last six months, and are looking forward to a sunshine break after the 46-year-old beauty introduced her nine-year-old son Damian to the sportsman's three kids Brooke, 13, Summer, 11, and Jackson, eight.

Speaking of the break, which is due to take place in the coming weeks, she confirmed: "Yes, all of us."

Despite the increasing seriousness of their romance, Elizabeth admits it is a "challenge" dating the retired Australian cricketer because they live in different countries.

She said: "The biggest problem is we're 23 hours apart. It's a challenge. We'll see what happens."

But Elizabeth insists she and Shane - who comes to the UK for a TV commentary job - have a lot in Common, despite their different backgrounds.

She said: "We come from different worlds, so I see that's fascinating, if not odd, too many. But it's not often you meet people you instantly feel comfortable with, and when you find that - even if there are vast differences in background and experiences - it's worth following through. When you recognise you have a lot in common with someone it's nice to explore."

As well as holidaying with Shane, Elizabeth is also planning to go away with her "best friends" - former boyfriend Hugh Grant and ex-husband Arun Nayar.

In an interview with the British edition of Grazia magazine, she said: "Hugh and Arun are my two best friends and I wouldn't have it any other way - I'd feel bereft if it was.

"When someone has been so instrumental in your life you can't cut them out. It's like trying to annihilate your past.

"Arun has raised Damian since he was a few months old and is absolutely Damian's father while Hugh is a very hands-on godfather.

"Hugh and Arun also get on well and we'll have more holidays where we all go away together."

Damian's biological father is film producer and American real estate developer Steve Bing, who the actress-and-model briefly dated in 2001.