British star Elizabeth Hurley is experiencing mobile phone problems - her baby son DAMIAN keeps breaking them.

The 18-month tot has developed an annoying habit of getting his hands on the actress and model's state of the art cell phones - and then quickly rendering them inoperable.

A pal laughs, "He's an adorable little boy but like all little boys he's into everything, especially Liz's mobile phone. He must have been through three or four now - he treats them like toys.

"One ended up covered in baby food and another was smashed to bits when he flung it from his pram."

However, Hurley has now come up with a ploy to protect her precious phones.

The friend explains, "Liz has bought him a toy phone now in the hope he will leave hers alone."

28/10/2003 14:16