The biggest family in the UK, the Radford family have announced the amazing news that they have welcomed their 20th child into the world.
Mum Sue, 42, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy weighing in at 8lb 6oz after a labour of just one hour on Monday 18th September.
Sharing her joy at the addition of Archie Rowan Radford to her brood, the mum-of-19 said: “We’re happy to be finishing on a nice even number. I’m just chuffed he is here safe and sound.
“It’s strange knowing you’re not going to have anymore.”
Congratulations to the family!
Are the Radford family planning on having more children?
While Sue has said that this is the couple’s last bundle of joy dad Noel had his vasectomy reversed during Sue’s ninth pregnancy. And when questioned as to whether he would have it reversed back, he replied: “Having it reversed is worse than going in the first time.
“I won’t be going back again. We’ll work something out.” We say watch this space…
What are the Radford family children called?
Alongside Archie the Radford family also includes Chris, 28, Sophie, 23, Chloe, 22, Jack, 20, Daniel, 18, Luke and Millie, 16, Katie, 14, James, 13, Ellie, 12, Aimee, 11, Josh, ten, Max, eight, Tillie, seven, Oscar, five, Casper, four, Hallie, two, and Phoebe, 13 months.
And there is a heartbreaking reason why this total doesn’t add up to 20. The Radford’s lost their son, Alfie, in July 2014, 23 weeks into Sue’s pregnancy. To honour his memory Alfie is still considered one of the couple’s 19 children and their toddler Hallie has the middle name ‘Alphia’ as a tribute to her brother.
Where do the Radford family live?
Sue, her husband Noel, 46, and their 19 children – who rose to fame on Channel 4’s 16 Kids and Counting – live in a £240,000 10-bed house in Morecambe, Lancashire.