America's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host MEREDITH VIERA has uncovered TV's greatest secret - the shocking secret revealed in the Desperate Housewives finale.

Viera is one of only a few people in the world who knows how the first season of the hit show ends - after signing up to host a DVD about the first series.

But she isn't telling - in fact she has been forced to sign a confidentiality agreement, promising to tell no one.

Viera, who also co-hosts daily magazine show The View, says,"You are not allowed to say anything. If I were to say anything I'd end up in a toy chest myself.

"But they had to tell me because when this DVD comes out you will have all seen the finale, so it would be bizarre if I didn't know what the finale was and all I can tell you is it is shocking."

And Viera admits she knows more than some of the stars of the show: "For at least one character, two scenes have been shot and that particular person, as of yesterday (27APR05), did not know whether they were gonna come back or not come back."

And Viera has high praise for the show's creator and executive producer, MARC CHERRY, after meeting him on the set.

She adds, "He has a vagina in his brain... He just knows women. He's a gay guy and he says he just really understands women."

28/04/2005 21:33