Britain’s biggest family gets even larger as the Radfords welcome child number 21

Britain’s biggest family gets even bigger! The Radfords welcome baby number 21 but ‘supermum’ Sue, 43, says this will ‘definitely be her last’…after making the exact same promise last year

Britain’s biggest family has gotten even larger after mother Sue Radford gave birth to her 21st baby.

The newest arrival, named Bonnie Raye, was born at 6.43pm on Tuesday at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where midwives had previously delivered 14 of the family’s children.

Mrs Radford, 43, endured a 12-minute labour before giving birth to baby girl Bonnie, who weighed in at 8lb 4oz.

She was taken home to Morecambe, Lancashire on Wednesday to the delight of her family who ‘were fighting over the first cuddle’.

Mrs Radford last gave birth in September 2017 and she promised at the time that it would be her last.

However, she announced in a YouTube video from May that she was pregnant again.

The other kids embraced the new, tiny member of the family with enthusiasm. Baby Bonnie was eight pounds and four ounces at birth. The children share rooms in a 10-bedroom house that was converted from a care home facility.

The children contested with each other to hold the baby. The mother was happy to see how much love the other children expressed toward their new sibling.

Her husband Noel is 47 years old and works as a baker. He admits that he had no plans to bring over 20 children into the world and states that they originally believed they would have three kids.

Sue believes that this 21st baby will be the last one, and they decided not to have any more.

As you may have guessed, this is not the first time the couple has vowed not to have another pregnancy.

One such case was with their previous child Archie who is now 14 months old.
Oddly, when Noel decided to have a vasectomy shortly after the birth of their ninth child, he later had the procedure reversed.

When the mother reflects on the 811 weeks of pregnancy that she has lived through, she states that this has to come to an end. She claims that all the maternity clothing will be thrown away in a gesture of finality.

She expresses a desire to remain free of pregnancy from here on. When the staff at the hospital asked if they should expect to see her again, she emphatically stated that they would not.

Mrs. Radford says that she will enjoy the large group of children that she already has.

Their oldest son Christopher is now 30 and his four-day-old sister Bonnie is the aunt to his 16-month-old daughter Maisie.

Bonnie now has two other nieces as well as a nephew born to Sue and Noel’s eldest daughter, Sophie.

Mr Radford added that the family’s house is full of laughter and there is never a dull moment. He also said that he was convinced this would be their last child.

Their children, however, are not convinced.

Their new arrival joins Chris, Sophie, Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max, Tillie, Oscar, Casper, Hallie, Phoebe, and Archie.

The couple, from Morecambe, Lancashire, first met when Sue was just seven years old.

They had their first child, Chris, 28 years ago, when Sue was aged only 14. The couple decided to keep the baby as they were both given up for adoption at birth.

The couple then moved into their first home together and got married. Shortly afterwards they welcomed their second child, Sophie, when Sue was 17.

Mrs Radford lost a boy, Alfie in 2014, who was stillborn, but he is still very much part of the family.

Both parents believe that Alfie has a special bond with their new child Bonnie.

In July 2016 they welcomed baby number 19, Phoebe, and well-wishers sent the couple messages to congratulate them.


They became grandparents when their daughter Sophie gave birth and she has gone on to have three children.

The family now live in a large £240,000 Victorian house, a former care home, that they bought 11 years ago and they pride themselves on having no credit cards or finance agreements. They also enjoy a holiday abroad every year.

They spend £300 a week on food shopping, with 18 pints of milk, three litres of juice and three boxes of cereal being consumed every day.

When it comes to celebrating their children’s birthdays they have a budget of £100 for presents, while at Christmas they set aside between £100 to £250.

Her husband had a vasectomy during his wife’s ninth pregnancy but had it reversed when they decided to have more children.,,,

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