Britain’s biggest family is set to grow as Sue Radford has revealed she is pregnant with her 22nd child.
Mrs Radford, 44, and her husband Noel, 48, posted a YouTube clip on Sunday showing her latest ultrasound.
It comes after the pair from Morecambe, Lancashire, said that after their last child in 2018 there would be no more.
In the video, Mrs Radford said: ‘So now you know guys, we’re having a baby.
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Mrs Radford (pictured), 44, and her husband Noel, 48, posted a YouTube clip on Sunday showing her latest ultrasound
It comes after the couple (pictured with the rest of the family) from Morecambe, Lancashire, said that after their last child in 2018 there would be no more
‘We’re just coming up to 15 weeks pregnant and we’ll be able to find out the gender of the baby soon.’
Mrs Radford said her child is due in April and disclosed she would like a little boy, adding: ‘I wonder if it will be 11 of each – I am feeling a bit boy.’
The family, who only claim £170 in child benefits a week, have to rely on Mr Radford’s bakery business to make ends meet and pay for their ten-bedroom house.
They bought it in 2004 for £240,000.
Sue, 44, and Noel Radford, 48, from Lancashire, are in for an expensive summer with their 21 children. Pictured, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 7, Casper, 6, Hallie, 4, Phoebe, 3, Archie, 18 months, Bonnie, eight months
Back row 1. Luke; 2. Chloe; 3. Millie; 4. Katie; 5. Chris; 6. Sophie; 7.Hallie (in her big sister Millie’s arms). Middle row, left to right: 8. Daniel; 9. Ellie; 10. Phoebe (in Dad Noel’s arms); 11. Archie (cuddled by Mum Sue); 12. Josh; 13. Jack. Front row, left to right: 14. Aimee; 15. Tillie; 16. Max; 17. Casper; 19. James; and still very much part of the family in spirit is Alfie, who was stillborn
Mr Radford had a vasectomy when the couple were expecting their ninth baby, but got it reversed so they could have more children.
The most recent child is Bonnie Raye, who was born in November, with the others being Chris, 30, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, seven, Casper, six, Hallie, three, Phoebe, two, and Archie 18 months.
All of them apart from Chris and Sophie still live with their parents, with Sophie now having three children of her own.
The family have to fork out £350 a week on food and spend three hours tidying up every night to keep their house in check.
Mrs Radford (pictured), had their first child, Chris, 28 years ago, when she was aged only 14. Also pictured are Archie, Oscar and father Noel
The family (pictured) have to fork out £350 a week on food and spend three hours tidying up every night to keep their house in check
Mr and Mrs Radford have to pay a minimum of £150 if they want to take the family out for dinner and going on holiday means bringing at least seven suitcases.
Washing duties are ‘non-stop’, with 18kg of clothes being washed every day of the week.
The family have already been to Florida on holiday this year and were planning a trip to the Netherlands.
The Radford children
Chris, 30; Sophie, 25; Chloe, 23; Jack, 22; Daniel, 20; Luke, 18; Millie, 17; Katie, 16; James, 15; Ellie, 14; Aimee, 13; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, nine; Oscar, seven; Casper, six; Hallie, four; Phoebe, three; Archie, 18 months; Bonnie, 11 months.
Sadly Alfie, the couple’s 17th child, was still born on July 6th 2014
But Mrs Radford described the packing process as a ‘military operation’, with her sectioning the children’s clothes into bin bags to organise them all.
They first shot to fame in 2008, when it emerged the baker and his wife were set to have a ‘baker’s dozen’ of children, 13.
When it comes to going to the cinema, things can get very pricey.
While many of us may scoff at the ever increasing price of a cinema ticket, spare a thought for the parents of 21 children, who say a single trip can set them back over £100.
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL in July, the busy mother said: ‘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!’
Research provided by Compare the Market found that the average family spends £542 each summer holiday ensuring the kids are entertained.
And for the Radfords, trampolining is one of the most expensive days out – setting them back around £230.
The family Mrs Radford with have already been to Florida on holiday this year and were planning a trip to the Netherlands
Mr and Mrs Radford first shot to fame in 2008, when it emerged the baker and his wife were set to have a ‘baker’s dozen’ of children, 13
‘It’s about £10 each by the time you’ve got the socks and everything so we do try to avoid doing that with them all,’ said Mrs Radford.
In a bid to keep costs low, the mother-of-21, who also has two grandchildren, Daisy, six and Aypril, four, Leo, two, looks anywhere she can to save the pennies.
‘Believe it or not, we don’t tend to get group discounts because we find family tickets are usually for two adults and two children – and obviously there’s a lot of us,’ she explained.
‘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, she 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.’
A history of the Radford family
December 24, 1970: Noel Radford was born
March 22, 1975: Sue Radford was born
1982: The couple met for the first time when Sue was seven
1989: They welcomed their first child Chris
1993 The couple got married, and their second child Sophie was born. Children followed in quick succession ever since.
August 2012: Their first grandchild was born after Sophie gave birth to Daisy
July 2014 Son Alfie was stillborn
October 2014: Sophie gave birth to her second child, Ayprll
August 2015: Sophie married Joe Broadley
December 2015: Sophie gave birth to her third child Leo Thomas
June 2017: First child Chris welcomes a daughter, Maisie
November 2018: Sue gives birth to her 21st baby
October 2019: Sue reveals she is pregnant with her 22nd baby