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Britain's Biggest Family Is Getting Bigger As Mum Announces 22nd Child

Britain's Biggest Family Is Getting Bigger As Mum Announces 22nd Child

Having a child can be an incredible experience. Bringing a little life into this world and watching them grow and learn is truly mind bending and beautiful.

While loads of people find one, two or even three kids a bit of a handful, there are others out there that relish having a big family.

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But you don't have to tell that to Sue and Noel Radford, who has given birth to 21 kids.

Despite them saying last year that they weren't going to have anymore, Sue has revealed on the family YouTube channel that they're expecting baby number 22.

The 44-year-old told her followers: "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."

They've already got 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, 18 months, and Bonnie Raye, who was born in November last year.

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No small ask to look after that many kids.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

While there might be some who are quick to question whether the family is leeching the government for benefits, the Radfords largely rely on Noel's bakery business to get by.

According to the Daily Mail, it takes them three hours to clean the house after a day of normal activity and it costs them around £350 a week in groceries.

When you have that many mouths to feed, that's not that surprising.

Noel had a vasectomy after baby number nine however he got it reversed because he and his wife were keen for more kids. For number 22, Sue is hoping it is a boy.

Credit: The Radford Family/YouTube
Credit: The Radford Family/YouTube

"I wonder if it will be 11 of each - I am feeling a bit boy," she said. "Hopefully we'll get to see him kicking around. We're both very excited."

Sue has admitted that it can be tough at times looking after a family this big, but she wouldn't change it.

"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 told the Daily Mail.

"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."

The new baby is expected to be born in April next year.

Featured Image Credit: The Radford Family/YouTube

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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