Aston Merrygold doesn't know if he wants to have kids.

The 27-year-old star has been dating girlfriend Sarah Richards for over two years now but insists they're in no rush to settle down and start a family.

He said: ''I don't like to jump the gun. We're really good now so you don't want to force anything. She's a dancer so she tours as well - I only end up seeing her a few times a week.''

The former JLS singer loves looking after ex-bandmate Marvin Humes and his wife Rochelle Humes' daughter Alai Mai but isn't sure if he wants children of his own.

Asked if seeing the two-year-old tot makes him broody, he told Britain's Now magazine: ''Not broody - it makes me proud. She's a gorgeous little girl - so bubbly.''

Quizzed on whether he would like to have kids, he added: ''I dunno. It's nice that I can be an uncle to these lovely kids, then be like, 'Here you go, take them back!' ''