Cheryl Cole would be great in Desperate Housewives, according to one of its stars.

Teri Hatcher, who plays Susan Delfino in the Channel 4 show, reckons that Cheryl would make the perfect ‘bitchy’ housewife.

She plans to speak to producers to get the X Factor judge and Girls Aloud star involved.

Teri told the News Of The World: “Cheryl is a great role model and exactly the sort of woman we would love to have a role on Desperate Housewives.”

She added: “I am sure she would raise a few eyebrows from the residents there but in real life I hear she is an absolute darling.

“I think we would all get on so well.”

Cheryl was forced to put all work commitments on hold recently after being struck down with malaria while on holiday in Tanzania.