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Russell Brand keen for kids

Russell Brand wants children "soon".

The British funnyman - who married pop singer Katy Perry last October after a year-long romance - loves the company of kids and can't wait to have a family of his own.

He said: "I love children. I am very much looking forward to becoming a dad. Who knows when? Soon I hope.

"I really love children. I think when I'm among children is when I feel most liberated."

However, the 'Hop' star admits he isn't always the most responsible person around other people's children.

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "I go nuts with children. Especially when I don't have any. So when I'm around my friends' children, I jazz them kids up, I swear at them, I get them all worked up, I say crazy stuff to them. I fill their heads with nonsense and then leave them."

Although he wants kids, Russell - who lives in Los Angeles with Katy - recently revealed he doesn't want them to have American accents.

When asked if he wants to return to Britain: "I secretly want to do that. I have a fear of hearing my American children speak to me in American accents."