The Torchwood actor confirmed yesterday that he will soon jet off to the States for meetings with the ABC show's producers.
Speaking on Radio 1, he explained: "I'm off to Los Angeles on Sunday again. I probably shouldn't say this but I've got a meeting with the execs of Desperate Housewives.
"Can you believe it - I'm going to be a Desperate Housewife!"
Former EastEnders star Michelle Collins has also been in tentative negotiations for a part in Housewives in recent months.
Meanwhile, it was announced earlier this week that Jesse Metcalfe will be returning to his role of John Rowland in the new season.