Actress Sharon Stone has said she was blocked from the dating app Bumble.

The 62-year-old Hollywood star took to Twitter to complain that she had been blocked from using the Bumble service after several users reported that her account was fake.

She tweeted: "I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account. Some users reported that it couldn't possibly be me!

"Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary?"

She added: "Don't shut me out of the hive."

Stone also included a screenshot of her account after it was closed.

Bumble's editorial director Clare O'Connor subsequently replied to Stone saying they were "on the case" and that they "definitely" want her on the platform.

She followed up by unblocking Stone's account and apologising for the error.

O'Connor tweeted: "AHA! @sharonstone, we at @bumble found your account, unblocked you, and ensured this won't happen again.

"You can get back to Bumbling! Thanks for bearing with us and hope you find your honey."

Bumble is different to other dating apps as the woman must initiate contact by sending the first message.