When asked by Eonline.com's Marc Malkin how much longer she'll remain on the programme, she says, "Two more years. Because we’re under contract."

Leighton Meester has embarked on a career on the big screen since establishing herself on Gossip Girl, and stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong.

She is also signed to Universal Republic as a solo singer and recorded a cover version of Rascal Flatts' Words I Couldn't Say for the new movie.