Britain’s biggest family is about to get even bigger! The Radfords are delighted to announce their 21st baby – a girl – is on the way (and they’re still raising their children without ANY benefits cash)
Mother Sue Radford is welcoming her 21st baby, and this time it will be a girl
They announced the news in a video blog on their YouTube channel
Mrs Radford and her husband Noel uploaded a picture of the ultrasound scan
The couple vowed that their last child, born in September, would be their last
Britain’s biggest family is set to grow again after mother Sue Radford announced she is pregnant with her 21st child.
Sue and Noel Radford are said to be smitten with newborn daughter Bonnie Raye, who was born on Tuesday weighing 8lb 4oz after a swift 12-minute labour.
The couple’s 20 other children are also equally delighted and all lined up ready to hold her as she was welcomed into the family’s 10-bed home in Morecambe, Lancashire, on Wednesday.
Sue, 43, told The Sun: “We’ve both decided we don’t want any more. Bonnie has completed our family.”
And Noel, 47, added: “Some people decide to stop after two or three kids. We’ve made it after 21.”
Sue has also insisted she will not miss being pregnant – and the maternity clothes are going in the bin.
She added: “All the midwives at the hospital were asking if they would see us again next year and we both said, ‘definitely not’.
“We’re just going to keep enjoying the children and enjoy our grandchildren.”
The pair revealed they were expecting baby number 21 in May by posting a video message on YouTube and an ultrasound image of the unborn girl on Instgram.
When the couple welcomed their 8lb 6oz son Archie in September last year, they vowed the little boy would be their last and they were happy to finish on a “nice even number”.
But months later, the family announced it was set to get even bigger with a daughter who will be almost 30 years younger than her oldest sibling.
The parents, whose family featured in the reality programme ’20 Kids And Counting’, say they do not claim any extra state benefits aside from the regular child benefit.
Sue and Noel have been having children for the better part of three decades.
They are already parents to Chris, 29, Sophie, 24, Chloe, 23, Jack, 21, Daniel, 19, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 15, James, 14, Ellie, 13, Aimee, 12, Josh, 11, Max, nine, Tillie, eight, Oscar, seven, Casper, six, Hallie, three, Phoebe, two, and Archie, one.
Their son Alfie was stillborn in 2014. Bonnie had the same due date as Alfie.
After Archie was born, the couple said it was “strange” knowing he would be their last.
When the entire family appeared on ITV’s This Morning in January, Sue said: “Archie is definitely going to be the last Radford baby.”
But eldest daughter Sophie, who has three kids herself, shook her head and claimed she “can’t see her mum stopping”.
Daughter Aimee, 11, admitted she felt “stressed” looking after her younger siblings.
Presenter Eamonn Holmes labelled dad Noel a “randy goat” as the stars of the Channel 4 documentary ’20 Kids and Counting’ claimed they were not going to have any more children.
The childhood sweethearts’ first child, Chris, was born when Sue was aged just 14.
Sue and Noel were both given up for adoption after they were born, and they decided to keep Chris and raise him as teenage parents.
They got married and had their second child, Sophie, when Sue was 17.
Noel even had a vasectomy, later reversed, after baby number nine.
The pair face a monumental task each day just to feed, clothe and ferry about their huge brood.
The couple spend an estimated £30,000 a year of their own money bringing up their children – including birthdays with a budget of £100 per child and Christmas at £100 to £250 per child, it was previously reported.
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