Jamie Oliver has warned prospective suitors to stay away from his daughters.

It's going to be tough, isn't it? I'm not going to want any boys going near them, not my girls! The other two have got big so quickly, they're little ladies already.

The TV chef - who has three girls with wife Jools, Poppy, seven, Daisy, six, and four-month-old Petal - plans to keep his children away from boys for as long as possible.

He said: "It's going to be tough, isn't it? I'm not going to want any boys going near them, not my girls! The other two have got big so quickly, they're little ladies already."

Boyfriends are not the only part of his children's future Jamie has been considering lately.

He laughed: "Daisy says she wants to be a chef, so you never know!"

The 34-year-old cook loves being a father, and revealed any worries he had about having a newborn baby in the house were quickly alleviated when Petal arrived into the world.

He explained: "She's beautiful, and so peaceful. She's one of those kids you can leave for an hour and a half a wonder why she hasn't made you come over and pick her up in all that time. "We've got a calm one."