The parents of Britain’s biggest family are expecting child No19 after vowing they would have no more.
Sue Radford, 40, and baker husband Noel, 45, said despite the shock pregnancy they are delighted at the prospect of another baby.
Sue said: “It has come as a huge surprise. We were adamant that we wouldn’t have more. But it is a brilliant start to the New Year.”
The family claim no benefits and finance their brood with a successful family-owned bakery near their home.
The Radfords, of Morcambe, Lancs, spend £300 a week on groceries and pride themselves on having no credit cards or items on finance.
It costs £30,000 a year bringing up their brood, including a budget for gifts of £100 a child on birthdays and £100 to £250 at Christmas.
Each week they get through 126 pints of milk, 21 loaves of bread, 14 boxes of cereal and 28 toilet rolls.