Parents of Britain’s largest family have admitted that they might consider having another child, which would increase their number to 23.

Sue Radford (46), and Noel Radford (50) live in Morecambe with their 19 children. Heidi, their youngest child was born April 2020. 

Perhaps 22 wasn’t enough. 

On tonight’s 22 Kids and Counting return on Channel 5, the couple said they have difficulty accepting that their baby will not be born.   

The parents of the UK's biggest family, Sue and Noel Radford, 46 and 50, live with 19 of their 22 children in Morecambe, Lancashire. Pictured with their 16 youngest children

The parents of the UK’s biggest family, Sue and Noel Radford, 46 and 50, live with 19 of their 22 children in Morecambe, Lancashire. Photographed together with 16 of their youngest children

Three of the oldest children have left home, but the others still live with their parents. Pictured last Christmas

The three oldest children are now gone, while the rest of their family still lives with them. Last Christmas 

Noel says, “I have mixed feelings.” “It is a pleasant feeling to imagine Heidi as the last. It’s okay to just go on and enjoy life, content with the 22 children we have.

But then, other emotions start to emerge. It’s unlikely that there’s any family planning happening, but you never know.

Sue continues, “I don’t know what my life would be like without a child in the home.”

Sue and Noel may have promised they would not have another baby but some children don’t believe them. James, 18 years old, points out how his parents made similar comments in the past and then went on to have more kids. 

Noel, meanwhile, reveals how his family bakery has been booming due to an increased number of take-out orders.  

Noel’s pie-shop helped the couple to fund their families and they don’t rely on any benefits.  

Noel and Sue have said they struggle to decide whether Heidi, in Sue's arms, will be their last child

Noel and Sue said that they are struggling to determine if Heidi in Sue’s arms will be their last. 

Radford’s 2021 busy lifestyle is documented in the new TV series. It includes the Coronavirus Pandemic’s difficulties and older children departing the nest. 

Sue and Noel are 50-years old and have Chris, Sophie and 27-year-old Sophie. Jack, 25, Daniel, 22, Luke and 21 Millie. Katie, 19, James and Ellie. Tillie is 11. Oscar, 10. Casper. Hallie, Hallie. Hallie. Phoebe. Phoebe. Archie. Bonnie. Three. Heidi.

Alfie, the 17th child of Alfie and Alva were stillborn on July 6, 2014.

Olivia, one the couple’s grand-daughters, stays at their house with the rest of their children. Chris, Sophie, and Chloe have all moved on.  

Sue, 46, Noel, 52 have children Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and 10-month-old Heidie all living under one roof. Oldest children Chris, 31, and Sophie, 27, have moved out

Sue, 46; Noel 52. They have two children, Jack, 22, Daniel, 21, Luke 20, Millie 19, Katie, 18 and Tillie at 10. Oscar, 9, Casper, 8, Hallie (five), Phoebe (5), Archie (33) Bonnie (22) and Heidie (10 months) all under the same roof. Chris, aged 31, and Sophie (27), have left their oldest children.

Sue and Noel bought their house in 2004 for £240,000.

The former 10-bed care home has 22 children. They have completed countless DIY projects over the years to improve the house as their siblings get older and move into different rooms.

This family was first famous for 15 Kids and Counting, in 2014. They then starred in Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting.  

The couple estimated they had spent £1 million on their brood before the birth of their 22nd child Heidi, whom they said could be their last. 

 22 Kids and Counting airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.