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Radford family: Parents of 22 Noel and Sue reveal they’re expecting 7th grandchild

Britain’s biggest family is getting even bigger as the Noel and Sue Radford have announced their expecting their seventh grandchild.

The eldest of the Radford’s 22 children Chris, 31, is expecting his third child with his partner Nicole Spencer, 27,  a brother to  Maisie, three, and Jacob, one.

Posting on Instagram, the excited Lancashire dad shared a pictured of an ultrasound, writing: ‘So that’s baby number 3 cooking nicely another little boy.’

Britain’s biggest family is getting even bigger as the Noel and Sue Radford have announced their expecting their seventh grandchild. The eldest of the Radford’s 22 children Chris, 31, is expecting his third child with his partner Nicole Spencer, 27, a brother to Maisie, three, and Jacob, one. Posting on Instagram, the excited Lancashire dad shared a pictured of an ultrasound, writing: ‘So that’s baby number 3 cooking nicely another little boy.’

The eldest of the Radford's 22 children Chris, 31, is expecting his third child with his partner Nicole Spencer, 27, a brother to Maisie, three, and Jacob, one. Chris is pictured with his eldest two

The eldest of the Radford’s 22 children Chris, 31, is expecting his third child with his partner Nicole Spencer, 27, a brother to Maisie, three, and Jacob, one. Chris is pictured with his eldest two

The Radford’s other grandchildren include  Daisy, eight, Ayprill, six, and Leo, five, who were born to their daughter Sophie, 27, and her husband Joe Broadley.

They also have baby Ophelia, who lives with them in their home in Morecambe, Lancashire, Ophelia is a  daughter Millie, 19, who welcomed her last September.

Sue and Noel revealed shared their son’s post, posting on their main account: ‘Another beautiful grandson on the way.’

Sue, 46,  Noel, 52 have children Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and 10-month-old Heidie all living under one roof. Oldest children Chris, 31, and Sophie, 27, have moved out. 

Sue, 46, Noel, 52 have children Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and 10-month-old Heidie all living under one roof. Oldest children Chris, 31, and Sophie, 27, have moved out.

Sue, 46, Noel, 52 have children Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and 10-month-old Heidie all living under one roof. Oldest children Chris, 31, and Sophie, 27, have moved out.

WHO ARE THE RADFORD FAMILY? 

Dubbed Britain’s largest family, the Radford family is made up of Sue and Noel Radford and their 22 children.

Sue and Noel’s most recent child is Heidie, who was born in April last year, with the others being Chris, 31, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five , Phoebe, four, Archie three and Bonnie, one.

The couple met for the first time when Sue was seven, before going on to have their first child when Sue was 14 and Noel was 18.

They got married in 1993 when Sue turned 18, and went on to have nine children before Noel had a vasectomy – which he later had reversed.

Sadly Alfie, the couple’s 17th child, was stillborn on July 6th 2014.

Oldest siblings Chris, 31, and Sophie, 26, have moved out of the family home to start their own families.

Meanwhile, daughter Millie, 19, has now added to the brood with her daughter Ophelia, five months.

Sadly the couple’s 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014. 

Sue and Noel bought their house in 2004 for £240,000. 

With 22 kids living in the 10-bed former care home, they have done dozens of DIY projects to change the home over the years as different siblings grow up and share rooms.    

The family, who first found fame in 15 Kids and Counting in 2014 most recently starred in Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting.

In the four-part series this year,  Sue revealed she spends £400 a year on school uniforms for her nine school age children because ‘she doesn’t believe in hand-me-downs’ while the family also say they spend £400 a week on her food shop for the brood.

The family also can often serve up 56 sausages for BBQs, while a Mexican will set them back 5kg of chicken, 1kg of cheese and four packets of tortilla wraps. 

The family also eats 80 yoghurts a week, and goes through three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls. 

The series has also saw the family welcome their fifth grandchild, with Sue and Noel revealing they’ve spent more than £25,000 on prams over the years. 

The couple fund their family thanks to Noel’s pie shop and do not rely on benefits.

They estimate they had spent £1 million on their brood before the birth of their 22nd child Heidi, whom they said could be their last. 

While the new show documents their time in lockdown and the chaos of homeschooling, Sue also regularly shares updates on family life via their YouTube channel and Instagram.

The Radford children, pictured two years ago. Left to right, top row: Luke, Chloe, Mille, holding Hallie, Katie and Sophie. Left to right, middle row: Daniel, Ellie, father Noel Radford holding Phoebe, mother Sue holding Archie, Josh, and Jack. Left to right, bottom row: Aimee, Tilly, Max, Casper, Oscar, and James

The Radford children, pictured two years ago. Left to right, top row: Luke, Chloe, Mille, holding Hallie, Katie and Sophie. Left to right, middle row: Daniel, Ellie, father Noel Radford holding Phoebe, mother Sue holding Archie, Josh, and Jack. Left to right, bottom row: Aimee, Tilly, Max, Casper, Oscar, and James

Last year Sue admitted that the usual chaos in her home ‘couldn’t get any worse’ as she attempted to teach her youngest children during the pandemic.

She said she struggles to make sure all her children are on track with their schoolwork while keeping the household going.

In a recent Youtube vlog, Sue provided an insight into the family’s current morning routine as she battled to ‘prise’ all her children out of bed and get them fed before a day of virtual learning on Zoom.

In the video, as Sue attempted to prepare breakfast for every child and sort out technical difficulties for one of her children, another asked her questions about their work while another began to cry.


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