The Radford family is famous in the UK for being one of the largest families. They are often called the British Duggars. They began appearing yearly as part of a documentary program called 15 Kids and Counting. Well, things have ramped up since those good old days, 21 Kids and Counting aired in January 2019.
Noel and Sue met as children and had their first child, Christopher, when she was 14 and he was 18. The couple has owned their own lovely bakery since 1999, which is how they manage to provide for (and feed) their huge and ever-expanding family. Locals of Heysham and Morecambe seem to enjoy their baked goods too. Sue and Noel do not receive benefits for their massive family. They keep the family afloat with their bakery. They live in a former care home in Morecambe, a coastal town in Lancashire, England, on the Irish Sea.
As of 2020, they have 22 children and five grandchildren. Sue Radford and husband Noel announced in a YouTube video that they were expecting, again, by showing a picture of an ultrasound scan of the baby. This was a bit of a surprise. After having their last child in 2018, the couple announced that would be their last. "So now you know guys - we're having a baby," said Sue. Sue is 45, and Noel is 49.
Sue said she'd like a boy this time since she had a girl last time. "I wonder if it will be 11 of each - I am feeling a bit boy," said an excited Sue.
Noel had a vasectomy during Sue’s ninth pregnancy but he had it reversed when the couple longed for more children. Sue and Noel were both given up for adoption at birth. The Radford's welcomed their last baby in November 2018, a baby girl called Bonnie Ray, who joined Chris, Sophie, Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max, Tillie, Oscar, Casper, Hallie, Phoebe, and Archie.
Sadly, the couple's 17th child Alfie was stillborn on July 6, 2014.
Alas, another boy was not to be, their daughter Heidie, baby number 22, was born in April 2020. "Our baby girl is finally here, we are all absolutely over the moon she is just so beautiful." Sue admitted that her 22nd labor was a tough one, and said to The Sun in April: “The ten-hour labor was hard.
But now we have weeks of isolation with a newborn baby. Let the crazy times begin."
Noel said in the past: "We set out to maybe have three children but enjoyed having the kids around so just carried on."
“We’re addicted to having all these kids. We just love it.”
Will, there be more babies, or is this the end? In a recent update, Sue Radford has revealed “definitely no more - we are 100 percent done. Done, done, done.” Sue, who has spent more than 800 weeks of her life pregnant, has said the same in the past.
Just to give you an idea of what shopping for a family that size looks like, Sue’s shopping list already included 100 diapers, 16 loaves of bread, 54 litres of milk, 48 large eggs, 3kg of pasta, 24 chicken breasts, and 28 toilet rolls.