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Prime Minister John Key's description of a number of female celebrities has gone international, with a British newspaper saying women's rights groups had labelled his comments sexist.

In an interview on Tony Veitch's Radio Sport breakfast show on Friday, Mr Key was asked if he would like to be Australian cricketer Shane Warne, and replied: "Yeah, well given his current liaisons with Liz Hurley."

"I like Liz Hurley actually. I reckon she is hot," Mr Key said.

He later said actress Jessica Alba "looked pretty hot", and described Angelina Jolie as "not too bad" either.

Green MP Sue Kedgley, a women's rights campaigner, told The Sunday News Mr 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 said.

British website Mail Online was today running a story titled "Liz Hurley is hot': New Zealand PM slammed over 'sexist' remarks", which said Mr Key's comments had sparked a "sexist row".

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