Baby number 19 for Morecambe's Radford family

Britain's biggest family has expanded even more with the birth of child number 19.

Thursday, 28th July 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 28th July 2016, 1:14 pm
The Radford family at the wedding of Sophie. Picture from Channel 4's '18 Kids and Counting'

Proud parents Noel and Sue Radford from Morecambe have welcomed their new baby girl Phoebe Willow.

Phoebe was born on Sunday and weighed 7lb 5oz.

The family announced the new arrival on their website.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The Radfords pictured at home in 2014.

“We are so thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our precious baby girl Phoebe Willow Radford.

“She’s so gorgeous and so far a very chilled out little girl.

“The children are totally besotted with the newest member of the family.”

Mum Sue has not ruled out having more children saying friends and family have told her to have another baby to make the total a round 20.

The Radfords pictured at home in 2014.

The couple’s other children are Chris, Sophie, Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max, Tillie, Oscar, Casper and Hallie. Noel and Sue’s 17th child, Alfie, died during pregnancy in 2014.

The Radfords, who live in a four-storey former care home in central Morecambe and run their own bakery business at Strawberry Gardens, Heysham, are widely acknowledged as Britain’s biggest family.

They appeared on the Channel 4 documentary series ‘15 Kids and Counting’ in 2012, and the follow ups ‘16 Kids and Counting’, ‘17 Kids and Counting’ and ‘18 Kids and Counting’.

The couple were childhood sweethearts and had Chris when Sue was 14, then got married at 17.