The cast of new US TV show Lost are angrily demanding a pay rise after discovering the Desperate Housewives cast are paid five times more.

Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lily and Dominic Monaghan are disgusted with ABC for paying Teri Hatcher and her co-stars at least $198,000 (GBP110,000) for each episode while they receive a measly $36,000 (GBP20,000).

The series has been sold to over 70 countries worldwide but ABC insist the cast are fairly paid.

And Fox is leading the revolt, he fumes, "To describe our pay as modest is a massive understatement. We're busting our asses for very little recognition."