George Clooney has rubbished rumours he's planning a cameo in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - insisting he'd only consider it if his career nosedived.

Reports emerged after the actor was romantically linked with housewife Teri Hatcher, but Clooney has since dismissed any talk of a relationship with Hatcher, or plans to join her on the award-winning show.

He snipes, "I'm joining that show? Well, if my films flop, I may have to."