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Britain’s biggest family The Radfords to reveal ‘everything’ about their lives in lockdown on new TV show

BRITAIN’S biggest family have landed a new TV show and will reveal “everything” about their super-sized lives. 

Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting will share behind-the-scenes secrets of the life of Noel, 50, and Sue Radford, 45, and their 22 children and six grandchildren.

Noel and Sue Radford, who have 22 kids, are starring in Channel 5's four-part 22 Kids and Counting, which is being shown later this month
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Noel and Sue Radford, who have 22 kids, are starring in Channel 5's four-part 22 Kids and Counting, which is being shown later this monthCredit: Refer to Caption

The new four-part series will show the challenges of lockdown for Noel and Sue, as they still have 19 children (and four dogs) living in their 10-bedroom home in Morecambe, Lancashire.

The hour-long episodes will feature the ups and downs of family life as Sue is tasked with months of home schooling nine children - all while looking after baby number 22, Heidie, who arrived last April.

And fans will see how things got tough for the family after their bakery had to close during lockdown when Noel got coronavirus.

Speaking of the new show, which starts on Monday, February 22 at 9pm, Noel and Sue Radford said: “We’re so pleased to be bringing the new series to Channel 5. 

The new series will show the challenges of lockdown for Noel and Sue, and their massive brood
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The new series will show the challenges of lockdown for Noel and Sue, and their massive broodCredit: Lion TV
The family started filming in May and finished in December
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The family started filming in May and finished in DecemberCredit: Lion TV
The Radfords have documented their lives during the pandemic, including buying this swanky hot tub for the family to enjoy
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The Radfords have documented their lives during the pandemic, including buying this swanky hot tub for the family to enjoyCredit: Instagram
Noel and Sue welcomed their 22 child Heidie in April last year
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Noel and Sue welcomed their 22 child Heidie in April last yearCredit: Radford Family

“This time, things were a little different. Coronavirus meant that our lives were turned upside down and, instead of a nice summer holiday, we had to do everything at home. 

“There was no escape! 

“But that’s the beauty of having such a big family, there’s always something happening and no one is ever lonely. 

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“Of course, things did not always go smoothly and in this series, you will see everything that goes on in our busy home. 

“Just don’t get us started on that teen party or what it means to home school so many kids!”

The family announced on YouTube they were filming for the show in May, last year and finished in December.

Last year, Sue shared a snap of her very organised work station as she home schooled nine kids
Last year, Sue shared a snap of her very organised work station as she home schooled nine kids
Fans will see how things got tough for the family after their baker’s shop had to close during lockdown when Noel got coronavirus
Fans will see how things got tough for the family after their baker’s shop had to close during lockdown when Noel got coronavirus
The family have gained a legion of fans thanks to sharing their daily lives, including what takeaway night looks like
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The family have gained a legion of fans thanks to sharing their daily lives, including what takeaway night looks likeCredit: Refer to Caption

The popular family have racked up 348,000 Instagram and 255,000 YouTube fans thanks to sharing their daily lives. 

Noel and Sue are parents to Chris, 31, Sophie, 26, 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 Heidie who was born in April.

Sadly the couple's 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.  

In September, their daughter Millie gave birth to Ophelia, and the pair are living under the Radford roof.  

SUE RADFORD'S LIFE IN NUMBERS

Time spent tidying every week: 14-21 hours

Weekly food bill: £350

One meal out: £150 plus

One cinema trip: £100 plus

Clothes washes: 3 daily in an 18kg machine

Suitcases for every holiday: 7

Packed lunch: 2 loaves of bread, 3 packets of sausage rolls, 24 packets of crisps

Sue has revealed in the past the whopping food shops she has to do for her brood
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Sue has revealed in the past the whopping food shops she has to do for her broodCredit: Lion TV
In September, their daughter Millie gave birth to Ophelia, and the pair are living under the Radford roof
In September, their daughter Millie gave birth to Ophelia, and the pair are living under the Radford roof

Nick Catliff, Executive Producer and Chief Content Officer, Lion TV says: “We first started filming with the Radfords eight years ago when they already had 15 children.

“For this series we were there when Sue gave birth to baby number twenty-two, Noel turned 50, younger ones went to school for the first time and teenagers made plans to leave home. 

“It’s been quite a year and throughout everything Noel, Sue and all the kids carried on smiling and enjoying what it means to be Britain’s biggest family.”

The new series of 22 Kids and Counting will air from Monday February 22 at 9pm on Channel 5.

In other Radford news, Millie shared a sweet picture of baby Ophelia celebrating her first Christmas.

And the Radfords shared their savvy Christmas tips & how long it takes to wrap presents for 22 kids.

Plus Radfords revealed they use 24 bottles of shampoo & conditioner, 100 pints of milk & do 21 loads of washing each WEEK.

The Radfords get epic takeaway with curry, pizza and milkshakes as mum-of-22 Sue buys new dining table…which only sits 14
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