Britain's biggest family announces baby number 22

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Britain's largest family, the Radfords, pictured in July this year. [Photo: PA]

The UK’s largest family is expecting a 22nd child.

Sue Radford announced the news on YouTube on Sunday, sharing an ultrasound scan. The 44-year-old mum revealed in the video she’s almost 15 weeks pregnant – and due to give birth in April 2020.

“So now you know guys, we're having a baby,” Radford says in the video. “We're just coming up to 15 weeks pregnant and we'll be able to find out the gender of the baby soon.”

Radford, together with husband Noel, 48, already has 21 children: 11 girls and 10 boys.

While she does not yet know the gender of her baby, she speculates on whether this new arrival may even out the number.

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“I wonder if it will be 11 of each - I am feeling a bit boy,” she adds in the video.

The family live off the salary Noel earns as a baker, together with £170 in child benefits, according to Metro.

Most of the family (Sue, Noel, and 19 of the children) live in a 10-bedroom house. The two eldest children – Chris, 30 and Sophie, 25 – have moved out. Sophie has three children of her own.

In addition to Chris and Sophie, the family consists of: 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, one, and Bonnie Raye who was born last November.

Another child, Alfie, was stillborn in 2014 when Sue was 23-weeks pregnant.

The Radfords previously featured on the TV show ‘16 Kids And Counting’ in 2013 – back when the family was a little smaller. They regularly share updates on their super-sized family on their Instagram and YouTube accounts.

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The family welcomed its 21st child in 2018 – Bonnie Raye, who is almost 30 years younger than the eldest, Chris.

Yahoo UK also previously reported on the Radford family in 2017, when they were expecting their 20th child. But how do you know what family size is right for you?