Gossip Girl is a little secret I share with most women of my acquaintance. Based on the antics of a group of super privileged teenagers on New York's Upper East Side, we thirty-something ladies are clearly not its target audience.
But the show, with its dark storylines, wonderful fashion and sexy views of Manhattan's wealthiest lifestyles, is addictive - and it is no wonder that it is being touted as TV's new Sex And The City.
Wicked whispers: Gossip Girl's stars (from left) Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Taylor Momsen
One of the reasons for its irresistibility is the best-looking member of the cast now sitting right in front of me. With blue eyes, a rippling physique and easy charm, Chace Crawford, who plays Nate Archibald, is one of America's favourite 'hotties', vying with High School Musical's Zac Efron to be the biggest heart-throb in the land.
It's a role the 23-year-old actor admits he is still struggling to come to terms with.
'I am trying hard to stay grounded with it. I don't let it go to my head, but I can see how it could. You hear people say "Yes" all the time and an ego builds up.
'It can be a bit weird when you are in a restaurant and people are staring. I still get anxious when people stare. It means I stay in a lot and have people over for dinner.'