Irish singer Ronan Keating fears families spend too much money on Christmas presents, but he insists the pressure to shop for the holidays is "tough" and often overwhelming.

The former Boyzone star, who has three children, admits it's easy to get carried away with gift-giving for loved ones.

He tells Britain's Sunday Brunch, "Just being out on the street it's kind of pushed down your throat, there's nothing you can do about it, you feel you have to buy.

"It's a guilt thing, you have to spend money. You have to buy new clothes to wear to mass on Christmas morning. All of that - it's just drilled into us, I think. It's tough on people."