Britain's biggest family could be getting EVEN larger as Sue and Noel Radford contemplate baby number 23

THE Radford family is Britain's largest family – but will they give in to Sue's 'baby addiction' and have another?

The famously large family has announced whether they are expanding or not and their children's reactions are certainly a mixed bag.


The Channel 5 show '22 Kids and Counting' follows the Morecambe, Lancashire based family of 22 children, 7 grandkids and 4 dogs all cared for by Sue and Noel.

The couple had the Walker family, another big family of 9, round to help them make a decision, as they stopped adding to their brood 5 years ago.

Rebecca and Jamie Walker offered their support both that making a decision on it is so hard.

Rebecca Walker explained how they decided not to have more when: "I just got a bit scared thinking, can we afford another one."

"It just got too long and then I thought, definitely not having another one."

All of the milestones are what Rebecca and Sue agreed they would miss most, as Rebecca said:"It's so hard isn't it, to think like, no more babies and it is a big decision really."

Noel, talking to Jamie said: "I get mixed feelings, its a nice feeling to think Heidie's the last, we can get on, just enjoy our lives, happy with what we've got you know with our 22 kids that's it, move on but then you get other feelings you know thats it, never gonna have that feeling again that newborns in the house that's ours."

"Theres not much family planning going on, you just never know." Noel admitted to Jamie.

"You're always gonna have newborns in the house, that are gonna be your grandkids," Jamie reminded Noel.

"It's not quite the same." Noel replied.

Still pondering what decision to make, Sue has been having babies for three decades but said: "I don't know what life is gonna be like without having a new born in the house."

When father Noel told all the kids to gather in the living room for the big family announcement, rumours flew on what it could be about.

"I don't think it'll be baby news," said one son.

"No matter what mum says she will have another one no matter what," revealed another Radford child.

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They gathered the entire family in the living room to tell them their big news.

"Usually mum and dad pull everyone into the living room can mean one of two things; she's pregnant or theres a big family holiday coming up."

"I don't think its baby news – if it is they've kept that one quiet," explained a son.

"My mum and dad would be bonkers to have another one," said one daughter.

"I've not said this any year, but this year, I don't think that they're going to have another one." added another child of the Radford's.

Noel explained: "Right kids, we've got you all in here because we've heard the rumours going around the house, you're all sort of thinking that me and mum are going to have another baby."

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The couple still have 19 children living at home and they are; Oscar, Caspar, Hallie, Phoebe, Archie, Bonnie and Heidie.

The current teenagers are; Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max and Tillie.

And the older kids are called; Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Sophie and Chris.

"It's never quiet but its good fun." Sue said.

"We absolutely love it," Noel agreed.

Sue said: "When we have been having children for so long it has definitely one of the biggest decisions that me or Noel will ever make."

22 Kids and Counting S2 starts on Wednesday 5th Jan 9pm on Channel 5


For more Radford news, check out mum-of-22 Sue Radford says they need to upgrade from 10-bedroom mansion after showing off kids bunk beds in bedrooms

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