Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian has followed in his mother’s theatrical footsteps, filming scenes as an extra for Neighbours.

The 47-year-old actress and model announced to her online followers that the youngster had been given a part in Neighbours.

She earlier told her fans that the 10-year-old had been merely due to visit the set of the show, which is filmed in Melbourne where she is staying with fiance, cricketer Shane Warne.

Liz wrote on Twitter: “My son totally overexcited as he’s visiting the Neighbours set today.”

Two hours later she added: “My son in heaven – he got to be an extra in Neighbours today.”

The model and actress made a number of screen appearances, including in the TV series Sharpe and the film Passenger 57, before gaining a higher profile through the revealing Versace dress she wore to accompany then boyfriend Hugh Grant to the premiere of his film Four Weddings And A Funeral.

She went on to appear in Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery and Bedazzled, but also devoted herself to swimwear design, organic foods and film production. Hurley recently revived her acting career by appearing in Gossip Girl.