Britain’s biggest family the Radfords are returning to our TV screens and will be revealing what life has been like during lockdown.
The family of 24, who live in Morecambe, announced that they have been filming a TV show that will be aired on Channel 4 later this month.
The four-part series, on Channel 5, will show how the family have coped with lockdown, including what it’s been like for mum Sue to homeschool nine children.
22 Kids and Counting will also show key moments from the year including when Sue gave birth to baby number 22 Heidie, who arrived last April, as well as dad Noel’s 50th.
The family announced the news on their Instagram page, saying: “So the news you’ve all been waiting for is finally here!! Our brand new 4 part series with CHANNEL 5 is starting Monday 22nd February at 9pm. Mark it in your calendar’s It’s an amazing series that we are so excited for you to watch. We hope you love it as much as we’ve enjoyed filming it.”
Currently, 19 of their children live at home – including Millie, 19, who is still at home after giving birth to her first child Ophelia in September.
Their eldest kids Chris, 31, and Sophie 26, have flown the nest, although frequently feature in the family’s videos and photos.
The other kids that live in the house are 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.
And if that weren’t enough the family also have four dogs – who fans will be glad to hear will feature heavily on the show.
The family toldtelling one fan: “You’ll love episode 4 the frenchies really steal the show”
The Radfords, who support themselves through the family bakery business, live in a former care home – and say they have even more renovations planned for this year.
The family first shot to fame in TV Channel Four documentary, 15 Kids and Counting and since then they have regularly fed their fans news about their vast family through TV programmes and their own YouTube channel.
Fans have rushed to say how excited they are to watch the show.
One said: “Cannot wait guys!! Gonna get some snacks in ready”
Another wrote: “I can’t wait as there’s so much rubbish on the telly at the moment. Xxxxx”
A third penned: “Excited to see this x”
While it seems that the family are popular across the pond too, with many asking on Instagram if the series would be available to watch in the US.
The new series of 22 Kids and Counting will air from Monday February 22 at 9pm on Channel 5. It will feature four one-hour long episodes.
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