19th child due for Morecambe's super-sized family

Britain's biggest family is expecting another new addition this summer.

Tuesday, 19th January 2016, 1:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th January 2016, 2:54 pm
The Radford family at the wedding of Sophie Radford. Picture from Channel 4's '18 Kids and Counting'

The Radfords have announced that mum Sue is pregnant with her 19th child.

“We are so thrilled to announce our precious new addition to the family who will be joining us in July,” said a post on the family’s Facebook page.

Sue has had her 12-week scan and said the pregnancy came as a huge surprise.

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Noel and Sue Radford.

Mrs Radford, 40, and her husband Noel run a successful bakery on Heysham Road and an online pie company.

The family lives in a four-storey former care home in central Morecambe.

Noel and Sue, who don’t claim a penny in benefits, said they hadn’t been planning another child but had “left it up to nature”.

The family appears in its own TV series on Channel 4, most recently named ‘18 Kids and Counting’.

Noel and Sue Radford.

Noel and Sue’s 18th child, Hallie Alphia Beau Radford, was born on June 3 2015 weighing 7lb 15oz.

Hallie’s middle name is a tribute to Alfie, the couple’s 17th child, who died during pregnancy in 2014.

Their other children are Chris, Sophie, Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max, Tillie, Oscar and Casper.

Sophie, 22, gave birth to a boy called Leo on Christmas Eve – her third child.

Noel and Sue spend £300 a week on groceries and do between six and 12 loads of washing a day. Noel drives the children to school in a minibus.