Britain’s biggest family reveal they are expecting baby number 22

Sue and Noel Radford already have 11 girls and 10 boys

Sarah Young
Monday 21 October 2019 14:16
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Britain's biggest family announces baby number 22

The UK’s largest family is about to get even bigger as Sue Radford has announced she is expecting her 22nd child with husband Noel.

The couple made the revelation in a YouTube video, which featured them attending an ultrasound scan last month.

The 44-year-old mother said she is almost 15 weeks pregnant and due to give birth in April 2020.

“Basically today we are going to see our new little baby,” Ms Radford said in the video. “We’re going to go and have a little peek at the new little Radford. The last scan was at eight weeks, and all was good.”

Her husband replied: “There’s only one [baby].”

The couple already has 21 children – 11 girls and 10 boys.

Ms Radford gave birth to her first child, son Chris, in May 1989 when she was 14 years old and the family welcomed their 21st, Bonnie Raye, last year.

Another, Alfie, was stillborn in 2014 when Ms Radford was 23 weeks pregnant.

While she does not yet know the gender of her baby, Ms Radford speculated that their new arrival might even out the number of girls and boys they have.

“I wonder if it will be 11 of each – I am feeling a bit boy,” she said.

The couple lives in a 10 bedroom house with 19 of their children.

The two eldest children – Chris, 30 and Sophie, 25 – have moved out. Sophie has three children of her own.

The Radfords previously featured on the television show 16 Kids And Counting in 2013.

Now, they regularly share updates on their family on their Instagram and YouTube accounts.

Last year, Ms Radford told the Daily Mail that the family can sometimes find it difficult to afford to keep their children entertained.

“We do like to go to the cinema, especially in the holidays when the kids are a bit bored, it’s raining and there’s not much else for them to do. But it can be up to £10 per person so it can work out really expensive,” she said.

“We often look for the different discount codes you can find on the internet and go with whatever offers they’ve got on.”

Offering advice to other parents, Ms Radford added: “A lot of our best days out have been packing up a picnic and just going for a walk with the kids, or going to a park, or to the beach – and they’re all free days out.”

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