The superstar singer is currently 28, but Sam Smith says they want to have children by the age of 35, reassuring fans “I’ve still got more in me”.

Sam was being interviewed by Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and expressed a wish to start a family: “I want kids. I want all of it. I want to have kids. I want to be with the kids and I want to watch them grow and be with them every day. I want to be mummy.”

They continued: “I’m definitely going to do that at some point, but I’ve still got more in me. I’ve still got ambition. I try and settle it down all the time and play it down, but I’m ambitious and I would still want to sing to people and do this job. It’s an amazing feeling.”

The I Feel Love singer came out as non-binary last year, and talked about how much easier life has been since: “It sounds cliché to say it, but I feel so free. I feel so unafraid of failure, unafraid of my imperfections. I don’t feel a lot of fear at the moment, because I just feel like I could do everything wrong and it would still be okay because I’ve got my own back. I really have my own back, and that’s a lovely feeling to feel.”

Sam has had to learn to be more patient, when it comes to people mistakenly using the wrong pronouns of “he/him” for them: “I’ve had to just go into myself and try and deal with it in a real kind way and patience, and just know that everyone’s working on this. It’s going to take time. We’re changing a language here.”

Sam said they’d love to meet a partner but finds it difficult to meet someone in London: “I’m going to work my ass off until then [and] hopefully find a boyfriend — but they’re absolutely nowhere to be found anywhere in London. I’ve been searching all over the place. Honestly, I’ve been on the frontline now for a good three years and it’s exhausting!”

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