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

Sue Radford has announced that she is expecting baby number 22 (Picture: The Radford Family)


She has previously said that she would not have any more children, but the mother of Britain’s biggest family just can’t stop getting pregnant.

Sue Radford, 44, yesterday confirmed that she is expecting her 22nd child in a YouTube clip with husband Noel, 48.

Holding up an ultrasound image, she said: ‘So now you know guys, we’re having a baby. We’re just coming up to 15 weeks pregnant and we’ll be able to find out the gender of the baby soon.’

The baby is due in April and Sue said that she wants a boy. She said: ‘I wonder if it will be 11 of each – I am feeling a bit boy.’

The couple live in a 10-bedroom house and rely on Noel’s income as a baker and receive just £170 a week in child benefits.



The ever-growing family is about to get a little bigger (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

Sue says she wants to have another boy to make it 11 of each (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

They previously tried to put an end to their ever-growing brood when Neil had a vasectomy after baby number nine.

But he had that reversed so they could have more children and now they have 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, Archie, one, and Bonnie Raye who was born last November.

Only the two eldest children do not live at home and Sophie has three kids of her own.

It costs around £350 a week to feed all their children and it takes three hours a day to tidy up the house.

Going out can be something of an ordeal for the Radfords (Picture: The Radford Family)

Sue also says that the pile of washing is ‘non-stop’ with nine loads of clothes going through the machines every day.

Every day they get through 18 pints of milk, four toilet rolls and three boxes of cereal.

Last year, Sue told Femail: ‘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 added: ‘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.

‘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.’