Britain’s biggest family, the Radfords, are back with another series of 22 Kids and Counting, but have vowed not to have any more children.
Noel, 50, and Sue, 46, have 22 children, seven grandchildren and four dogs, and while they promised their brood is finished at the colossal number, their kids are not so sure.
In the first episode of the new series, the parents call a family meeting, which the children know to mean one of two things – either they are going on a huge holiday or there’s a new sibling on the way.
Noel told his brood: ‘Right kids, we’ve got you all in here because we’ve heard the rumours going around the house.
‘You’re all sort of thinking me and mum are going to have another baby, so we’re going to put the record straight. Mum and me have both decided no more. We’re done.
‘There’s no more babies, no more brothers and sisters for you lot, we’re happy with what we’ve got. Little Heidi is the last of the bunch, the last of the Radford clan.’
However, their children were skeptical to accept the statement, with one of their oldest sons commenting: ‘You’ve said this multiple times, that this would be your last one. Can we get it in writing?’
Elsewhere in the episode, intrepid Noel almost suffered a serious injury restoring their home.
The family had called in builders to renovate the back wall of their house, with Noel planning to do the finishing touches by painting the window frames himself.
He was seen worrying about climbing the ladders to each level the scaffolding outside of their four-storey home, before pulling himself up between the levels in a slightly hair-raising manoeuvre.
However, the painting went pretty smoothly, leading Noel to attempt to tackle doing the gutters outside the property too.
With the task appearing pretty easy to do, Sue left him to it with just Hallie, six, and Archie, four, watching on from the garden.
Disaster was set to strike, caught on the CCTV cameras Noel had installed, when the ladder went out from under him, leaving him quite literally clinging on for dear life.
The kids could be heard screaming ‘Dad!’ as he instructed them to go and get Millie, one of the older teenagers, from the house.
Between three of the older children, they were able to hold the ladder beneath him so that Noel could get a bit lower down before he was forced to jump off, thankfully landing on his feet.
He told the cameras afterwards: ‘I just had to leap off and hope for the best. Luckily nobody was hurt.’
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