R+B star Beyonce Knowles is dumping her diet this Christmas - in favour of her mother's tasty cooking.

The Crazy In Love hitmaker, 24, has been keeping her eye on the calories leading up to Christmas to allow herself some extra "room". She says, "My mother is cooking... so, I'm trying to watch my weight because I know when I get home I'm gonna probably gain five pounds, because I'm gonna eat that food five days in a row.

"I always eat it for a week after she cooks it. I can't wait."