The actor pulled his coat collar up and his beanie hat down as he gave Hurley a knock at her home in London. Then he waited for Hurley, whose marriage breakdown was exposed when she was seen kissing cricketer Shane Warne, to come to the door.
Liz's husband, Arun Nayar, had just headed off to the cinema with her son Damian.
"Hugh looked as dodgy as you like. He arrived just as Arun was disappearing around the corner," a daily quoted an onlooker as saying.
Hugh left Hurley's house after 45 minutes and appeared rather more relaxed than when he arrived.