Britain's biggest family is expecting baby number 22

21 October 2019, 10:20 | Updated: 21 October 2019, 15:16

The mother of Britain's largest family is pregnant with her 22nd child.

Sue Radford, 44, confirmed on Sunday that she is expecting again in a YouTube clip with husband Noel, 48.

Confirming the news by holding up an ultrasound image, Mrs Radford, who has given birth to 21 children, told her followers: "So now you know guys, we're having a baby.

"We're just coming up to 15 weeks pregnant and we'll be able to find out the gender of the baby soon."

She added that the baby is due in April and revealed that she is hoping for a boy. "I wonder if it will be 11 of each - I am feeling a bit boy," she said.

The couple are already parents to Chris, 30; Sophie, 25; 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, 18 months; and Bonnie Raye, 11 months.

Another, named Alfie, was stillborn in 2014 when Mrs Radford was 23 weeks pregnant.

Aside from the two eldest children who have left home, the family live in a 10-bedroom house and largely rely on Mr Radford's bakery business to get by.

The Radfords, from Morecambe, Lancashire, also receive £170 a week in child benefits and spend approximately £350 on food shopping.

It takes them three hours a day to tidy the house and they get through 18 pints of milk, four toilet rolls and three boxes of cereal every 24 hours.

The family first came to public attention in 2012 when they were the focus of a Channel 4 documentary called 15 Kids and Counting.