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John trips down Wisteria Lane

Desperate Housewives star John Barrowman said he had a "humbling moment" the first time he walked down the street where the hit show is filmed.

Barrowman flew back from Los Angeles last week after filming scenes for the US series.

The 43-year-old Glasgow-born actor said: "I really enjoyed it. It's going to air in June here. That's why my hair is so dark at the moment because they gave me what I call Bad Guy, Black Hair.

"I'm not a very nice guy in it."

Barrowman continued: "When I first went to America we went on a tour of Universal Studios and at that time the houses on Wisteria Lane were used for The Munsters and quite a few other homes that you would recognise if you went back into the 60s and 70s and 80s for television.

"As a kid I went down that way for the Universal Studios tour not knowing that as a man I would actually be filming with some of the biggest TV stars in America, and also not knowing that I would be on Desperate Housewives which is ranked as one of the top three shows in the history of television around the world.

"So that was kind of a humbling moment when I walked down that street for the first time to film. It was good."

The Torchwood star was speaking at a press conference for the Christmas pantomime Aladdin in Glasgow, in which he is playing the lead role.