Mum-of-22 Sue Radford says she’s ‘incredibly lucky’ after husband Noel gifts her a new Range Rover for her 46th birthday
MUM-of-22 Sue Radford was treated to a swanky new Range Rover for her 46th birthday from husband Noel.
There is no doubt that the busy mum deserves a treat, after homeschooling the majority of her kids during lockdown.
Sue shared snaps of the black car, which cost upwards of £30,000, as it was picked up to take home to their 10-bed Morecambe home.
The excited mum wrote on Instagram: “Happy birthday to me. I’m so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing hubby who works so hard for us all.
“I love you @noelradford.”
The large family famously don’t rely on benefits, and use Noel’s pie shop business to fund their lives.
The family have recently opened their doors for Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting show, which documented their lives under one roof.
In the show, Sue revealed they have spent £1million raising their large brood and she has been pregnant for 16-and-a-half YEARS.
The couple are now parents to Chris, 31, Sophie, 27, 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 stillborn on July 6, 2014.
With 18 of their children still living at home, Noel is under pressure to provide for his enormous family through his pie shop business.
He said: "It’s about £30,000 just to keep the house going and feed everybody. So it’s a lot of pies we’ve got to sell to support us all!
"It’s a huge responsibility having 22 kids. I try not to let it get to me."
Although Noel was forced to close the pie shop at the start of the pandemic, his second eldest daughter Chloe suggested they take the business online – and since then, sales have more than doubled.
Full-time mum Sue also has her work cut out for her at home with all the kids- and spends hours every day tidying the house and doing multiple loads of washing.
She said: "If I could say the one thing that really does drive me insane in this house, it’s got to be the laundry.
“An average day, I can be doing four to five loads of washing. It's never-ending."
However, the couple did invest in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement and Noel treated his wife to a robotic hoover in the first episode of their documentary series.
Unsurprisingly, lockdown has played havoc with the Radford's weekly food shop.
Sue revealed how their weekly food bills have boomed by more than £100 to total £400, with the majority of their brood stuck at home in lockdown.
The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, and each week they go through 80 yoghurts, three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls.
And if sausages are on the menu that evening, Sue will need to ensure she puts a staggering 56 under the grill.
Sue also revealed that fajita night includes a staggering 5kg of chicken, 1kg of cheese and four packets of tortilla wraps.
What's more, Sue estimates that the family have celebrated 288 birthdays over the past 31 years.
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And mum-of-22 Sue Radford was stunned after Hallie, 5, gave her sister Phoebe, 4, a disastrous DIY haircut in latest lockdown drama.
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