Gok Wan says he’d love to become a parent one day.

The flamboyant TV star has been focusing his attention on work, recently presenting a cookery show, Gok Cooks Chinese and now hosting a dating show, Channel 4’s Baggage.

But he said: “I’d love to have children and I’m hoping that will happen in the next five years, but I wouldn’t have them on my own, because I’m too much of a child myself. There would definitely need to be at least one adult in the family!

“I’m in a very comfortable place with my job and financially and I just have to get everything else in place.”

Gok, who has had a ‘tough year’, with seven operations on his back for a slipped disc, says walking his pet puppy Dolly Albertine Dishcloth is helping him recover.

“For the time being I’m just going to have to satisfy my paternal instincts by looking after Dolly,” he joked.

Gok is supporting the Vodafone World Of Difference Programme, giving 500 people from across the UK the opportunity to donate their time to a local charity and get paid. See www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference for details.