Sue and Noel Radford have 22 kids to contend with – but that’s only the start.
They are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 21, Millie, 20, Katie, 19, James, 18, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, 10, Casper, nine, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, four, Bonnie, three, and Heidie, one.
The clan spend an eye-watering £400 a week on their colossal food bill, consume 56 sausages, 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, as well as three tubes of toothpaste, 80 yoghurts a week and 24 toilet rolls per week.
Even if Sue and Noel decided they aren’t going to have anymore kids, those figures look set to go shooting up.
Britain’s biggest family is getting exponentially larger because they their children are starting to have kids of their own.
As well as being parents to their brood of 22, Sue and Noel also have seven grandchildren already.
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But many of them don’t actually appear on their Channel 5 series, 22 Kids and Counting, which is back for a new episode tonight.
Eldest son Chris, who moved out of the family home but lives nearby in Morecambe, has three kids with his wife Nicole.
They are four-year-old Maisie, two-year-old Jacob and baby Nicholas, who is the newest addition to the entire Radford clan having been born in September last year.
Making the announcement on Instagram, grandma Sue said: “I have been itching to share this news all day, welcome to the family beautiful boy!”
While eldest daughter Sophie and her husband Joe are parents to Daisy, nine, Ayprill, seven and Leo, five.
Daughter Millie, 20, who still lives in the family home, has also given birth to a baby girl named Ophelia.
When she was born in September 2020, Sue posted a sweet snap holding her new grandchild with the caption: “Welcome to the family beautiful Ophelia.
“I can’t even put into words how incredibly proud I am of @millieeradfordd you did AMAZING bringing this beautiful blessing into the world. We love you both so much.”
Millie revealed details of her traumatic labour as she was rushed into theatre due to birthing complications, later describing how her cute little tot came out “kickboxing” with her fists up.
“Millie managed on gas and air. She came in at six centimeters, and you did brilliantly, didn’t you,” Sue explained on their YouTube channel.
“I can’t believe you came in at six centimetres, and she was born five hours later.”
Sue said her daughter suffered a “secondary degree tear” and she was left looking after Ophelia while the new mum was in theatre for around two hours.
However, because Millie “spiked a temperature and Ophelia pooed inside Millie just before she was born” doctors wanted to keep her in for 24 hours to check neither had an infection.
When Millie arrived back home from the hospital, her siblings were all itching to meet the new addition to the family.
While they took it in turns to hold the newborn, Noel turned to Sue and asked: “Can we have one?”.
There’s a very good reason why their Channel 5 show is called 22 Kids and Counting, because more babies could be on the way.
The last baby that Sue and Noel had themselves was daughter Heidie in April 2020
They have previously claimed they definitely will not be expanding their family, with Sue revealing they have spent a whopping £1 million raising their kids and she’s been pregnant for 16 and a half years of her life.
“No, we are not having any more,” Sue told The Mirror last year. “Definitely 100% not.”
During a Q&A session for their fans with their two eldest daughters, the couple explained that youngest daughter Heidie would be their final baby.
When asked if they were having any more children, Sue replied: “We have both decided that we don’t want more children. This time we are definitely done! Heidi is definitely the last! That’s that.”
Noel added: “There will be no more little Radfords, not from us anyway.”
However, he may have had a change of heart as he discussed the possibility of Sue having a 23rd child.
Speaking on the show, he said: “I get mixed feelings, its a nice feeling to think Heidie’s the last, we can get on, just enjoy our lives, happy with what we’ve got you know with our 22 kids that’s it, move on but then you get other feelings you know that’s it, never gonna have that feeling again that newborns in the house that’s ours.”
Sue added: “I don’t know what life is gonna be like without having a newborn in the house.”
Son Jamie insisted to him that there would always be more babies in the house because of grandkids.
However, Noel confessed it wasn’t “quite the same” as him and Sue considered having another child.
Noel then asked all the kids to convene in the living room, which the kids realise can only mean one of two things, their mum is pregnant or there’s a big family holiday coming up.
In the opening episode of series two of their Channel 5 show, the Radfords debated whether they should have baby number 23.
Noel shared with his family: “Right kids, we’ve got you all in here because we’ve heard the rumours going around the house.
“You’re all sort of thinking me and mum are going to have another baby, so we’re going to put the record straight.”
He added: “Mum and me have both decided no more. We’re done There’s no more babies, no more brothers and sisters for you lot, we’re happy with what we’ve got.
“Little Heidi is the last of the bunch, the last of the Radford clan.”
However, their kids were less convinced they would actually stick to their word.
One of their older sons replied: “You’ve said this multiple times, that this would be your last one. Can we get it in writing?”
*22 Kids and Counting airs tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm
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