Sir Elton John calls Elizabeth Hurley "Audrey Manure".

The actress-and-model - who lives on a farm in Gloucestershire, South West England, with her eight-year-old son Damian and her businessman husband Arun Nayar - got the unflattering moniker after the 'Rocket Man' singer overheard her buying a muck spreader.

She tweeted: "Elton once overheard me negotiating for a muck spreader and has called me Audrey Manure ever since."

Although she loves country life, Hurley has been having some trouble with her pet dogs - because they always want to sleep on her and Arun's bed.

She added in another post on her twitter page: "Dreadful night with all 4 dogs fighting to lie on top of me. Why, oh why, did I ever let them sleep on the bed?