How old are Sue and Noel Radford and how many children do they have?

26 July 2023, 10:30 | Updated: 26 July 2023, 10:33

The Radfords have their own television show.
The Radfords have their own television show. Picture: Instagram

Who are The Radfords and what do they do for a living? Here's what we know...

Britain's biggest family The Radfords have been entertaining the nation with their crazy life for over a decade.

Their current Channel 5 show, 22 Kids and Counting, reveals what daily life is like for Sue and Noel Radford as they try to navigate life with an ever-expanding family.

From teenage children secretly moving out, to new grandchildren being born, there's never a dull moment in this busy home.

But who are Sue and Noel Radford and what do we know about their kids?

How old are Sue and Noel Radford?

Sue Radford is 48-years-old and Noel Radford is 52-years-old.

Sue and Noel Radford share 22 kids together.
Sue and Noel Radford share 22 kids together. . Picture: Channel 4

Sue fell pregnant with their first baby in 1989 when she was just 14-years-old, and the pair got married four years later.

They then found out they were expecting their second child Sophie, and baby Chloe came just over a year later.

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What does Noel Radford do for a living?

Noel has worked as a baker for almost 30 years and has owned the family’s pie business for almost 20 years.

The Radford's Pie Company is in Heysham, Lancashire, and they sell a range of meat and veggie pies across the UK.

Their kids Chloe and Daniel also work for the family business, helping out with making and delivering pies.

How many children do The Radfords have?

The Radfords have 22 children in total, born between 1989 and 2020.

Sue gave birth to their youngest child Heidie on April 3, 2020.

Their other kids include Chris, 33, Sophie, 29, Chloe, 27, Jack, 25, Daniel, 24, Luke, 22, Millie, 21, Katie, 19, James, 17, Ellie, 18, Aimee, 17, Josh, 15, Max, 14, Tillie, 12, Oscar, 11, Casper, 10, Hallie, eight, Phoebe, six, Archie, five, and Bonnie, four.

In 2014, Sue and Noel’s 17th child Alfie was stillborn.

Chris, Sophie and Millie no longer live at home.

Mum of 22 Sue Radford shows the adorable moment the children meet the newborn baby

Sue and Noel have also become grandparents to seven grandchildren.

Where do Sue and Noel Radford live?

The Radford family live in a 10-bedroom former care home, which they bought for £240,000 in 2004.

And there is plenty of space for the kids to run around as it's spread over four floors and includes an open plan kitchen, large lounge and a hot tub in the garden.

During lockdown, the family got busy redecorating the house, complete with their very own bar and outdoor cinema to keep the kids entertained.

But as the brood grew, parents Sue and Noel realised the family were outgrowing their home.

Speaking to fans on YouTube about their housing situation in 2022, Noel said: "We are trying our best to find a plot so we can build our own house."

Sue added: "It’s so hard to find land that’s available and in the right location of where you want it.

"We want the kids to have their own space, it needs to be bigger basically, we’ve grown out of this house."

The couple have since purchased their dream home and plan to convert the garage and extend the kitchen to accommodate their gang.

Noel revealed earlier this summer: "We've had an offer accepted on a house. We just absolutely love it, it's just so perfect for us.

"It's the house we've been dreaming of for years and years. It's got a nice big garden all around it and there's plenty of land for what we want. It's a house where we can put our stamp on it."

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