Teri Hatcher has admitted she will miss ‘the routine’ of working on Desperate Housewives after eight years on the show.

Teri’s character, ditzy romantic Susan Mayer, and her Wisteria Lane neighbours bowed out from our screens this weekend, when the final episodes of the popular US show screened on E4.

As the end draws nigh, Teri said: “The thing I’ve become more aware of is that it’s so rare in this business to have a job where you go to the same place every day for eight years. It’s almost unheard of.

“What I loved was arriving on the lot, and the security guy knows you, you see certain icons like the New York street or jaws jumping out of the water, and you become used to that as your surrounding. It’s like my office.”

Describing herself as ‘a creature of habit’, she admitted it’s going to be ‘very different to not have a pattern’, but remains resolute.

“I’m not sad. I know that I’ve been grateful for the show,” she said.

One of her most memorable scenes from the show was when a completely starkers Susan managed to lock herself out of her home.

“A lot of effort went into making those scenes look effortless because we’re on a network and you can’t see anything,” said 47-year-old Teri.