WHEN you are parents to Britain’s biggest family it must be hard to find ways to constantly entertain your large brood.
But parents-of-22 Sue, 46, and Noel, 49, Radford, from Morecambe, Lancashire, decided to pull out all the stops and take the family to a skydiving centre.
They explained in their latest YouTube video how only 16-year-old daughter Ellie was bravely doing the jump, after finally reaching the legal age.
Sue told their followers: “What a gorgeous morning it is. The sun is shining.
“Some of the kids are still in bed having a lazy one but we need to get them up because we – I should say Ellie – is doing something very exciting today.
“She’s been wanting to do this for a few years but she has had to wait until 16 to be able to do it.”
Sue and Noel bundled their family in their cars last week, with Ellie said to be “nervous” about the exhilarating experience.
Arriving at the skydiving site, Ellie admitted she was “feeling sick” about her 14,000 jump but thankfully she had the support of her whole family watching below.
After Ellie safely landed, Sue said: “She loved it, it’s definitely not for me” but Noel said he was tempted to give it a go.
Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, six, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.
Sadly the couple's 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.
The family famously don’t rely on benefits, but support themselves with the family’s pie business.
People praised Sue recently for ensuring the kids have fun school breaks, with one writing: “I don’t know how you do it all Sue.”
Another added: “You’re amazing Sue.”
The Radfords have been thoroughly enjoying lockdown easing, and last month headed to Alton Towers theme park.
They also went on a big family holiday to Center Parcs a few weeks ago.
Sue – who has been pregnant for more than 16-and-a-half YEARS of her life – welcomed her 11th daughter with husband Noel in April last year.
Noel and Sue say they have already spent over £1MILLION raising their bumper brood.
Reflecting on this eye-watering figure, Noel said: "I try not to think too much about what it costs. What could I have had instead?
"A nice flash car. A Porsche on the driveway."
Meanwhile, Sue joked: "We could have been living in a mansion!”
With 17 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!”
For more Radford Family stories, Millie Radford gave a peek at Radfords’ access-all-areas TV show from £400 food shops to using 16 pints of milk a day.
And mum-of-22 Sue Radford was stunned after Hallie, 5, gave her sister Phoebe, 4, a disastrous DIY haircut in latest lockdown drama.
Plus Britain’s biggest family the Radfords gave fans an update on their home renovation including colour-changing bedroom lights.
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