Chris Tarrant has a crush on Beyonce.

Chris Tarrant

Chris Tarrant

The 70-year-old presenter - who lives with partner Jane Bird and has daughters Helen and Jennifer with first wife Sheila, and children Sammy and Toby and step-kids Dexter and Fia with second spouse Ingrid Dupre-Walsh - admits the pop superstar is out of his league, but he has been a huge fan of hers for years.

Asked who his celebrity crush is, he said: "Beyonce. I might be punching above my weight a bit.

"If I told my kids, they'd go, 'Father, are you having a laugh?'

"I loved her in Destiny's Child, I think she's just this beautiful woman and she makes great records."

The 'Railways That Built Britain' host has met a lot of famous women over the years, and an encounter with ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog left him lost for words.

He said: "Yes [I've been starstruck], with Agnetha from ABBA.

"When they were at their peak, I went to meet her for this TV show and I just stood there with my mouth opening and closing."

Despite his years of success as a presenter and DJ, Chris is more proud of the way he has raised his kids than anything else.

Asked his greatest achievement, he told Woman's Own magazine: "I honestly think bringing up my army of kids as really nice, unspoiled, balanced, very intelligent people is probably what I'm best at. Their life has been complicated and they have all been in the press a lot but they're just really good people. There's a great bond of love between me and all six of them."