Beyonce Knowles wants a large family.

The 'Run The World (Girls)' hitmaker is currently pregnant with her first child with husband Jay-Z but revealed she hopes to have lots more kids before she turns 40 in 10 years time.

She said: "I have always said that I want to have All My Children by the time I am 40, so there's still a lot of time left. There is an attraction for sure about having a large family, but we will just have to see what we are blessed with."

Beyonce also revealed she is excited about having her family and Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland - who has been working as a judge on UK TV show 'The X Factor' - around to support her after the birth.

She said: "We are a really close family so I will have lots of support from my parents and my sister. Also, I don't think I'm going to be able to get rid of Kelly now 'The X Factor' has finished. I know how much she wanted to be here during my pregnancy, but she was doing a great job on the show. I know she will be a great help. She's a great help now, even just knowing I can call her any time.

"My sister will be amazing. She is one of the most important people in the world to me. If you ever upset my sister, you better run away from me as fast as you can!"

Beyonce, 30, also revealed she is most excited about holding her baby for the first time.

Asked what part of parenthood she is looking forward to most, she told new! magazine: "I guess it's kind of a cliche, but I just can't wait to hold my baby in my arms."