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Sue Radford gives birth to baby number 20

Britain’s biggest family has grown again after Sue Radford gave birth to her twentieth baby – but promised this is her last child.

Mrs Radford, 42, has welcomed her 11th son Archie on Monday after an hour’s labour but her husband Noel, 46, revealed he still won’t get a vasectomy.

The grandmother said she is happy to stop on a ‘nice even number’ after she held her 8lb 6oz son in her arms at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

She wrote online: ‘We are so thrilled to announce our precious new addition has arrived. We’d like you all to meet Archie Rowan Radford.’

Sue and Noel Radford (pictured with their family in 2015) have welcomed their 20th baby to their huge family 

The couple (pictured in 2015) have said that the baby boy Archie is the last child they will have 

The couple (pictured in 2015) have said that the baby boy Archie is the last child they will have 

Earlier this year, the family announced that they were expecting their 20th baby in September

Earlier this year, the family announced that they were expecting their 20th baby in September

The couple, from Morecambe, Lancashire, had their first child, Chris, 28 years ago and have gone on to have 19 others.

Mrs Radford told The Sun: ‘I’m just chuffed he is here safe and sound. It’s strange knowing you’re not going to have any more.’

Her husband, who runs a pie company, added: ‘It was going to end at some point. We both think this is it. I feel sad in a way but now we can get on and enjoy the kids.’

The pair announced earlier in March that they are expecting a new addition to their mammoth family tree by posting an ultrasound picture on social media. 

They posted a picture online and wrote: ‘Boys – 10, Girls – 9 and BABY makes it 20. Arriving Sept 2017.’ 

Just over a year ago, they welcomed baby number 19, Phoebe, and well-wishers sent the couple kind messages to congratulate them.

Their new son joins Chris, 28, Sophie, 23, Chloe, 22, Jack, 20, Daniel, 18, Luke and Millie 16, Katie, 14, James, 13, Ellie, 12, Aimee, 11, Josh, 10, Max, eight, Tillie, seven, Oscar, five, Casper, four, Hallie, two, and Phoebe, 13 months.

They became grandparents when their daughter Sophie gave birth and she has gone on to have three children. 

Earlier this month, Mrs Radford posted this picture on Facebook and wrote: 'Will this be my last bump pic? 37 weeks and fully cooked. We're so ready to meet you little man'

Earlier this month, Mrs Radford posted this picture on Facebook and wrote: ‘Will this be my last bump pic? 37 weeks and fully cooked. We’re so ready to meet you little man’

The couple Sue revealed they were expecting a new addition to their mammoth family by posting an ultrasound on social media

The couple Sue revealed they were expecting a new addition to their mammoth family by posting an ultrasound on social media

The couple (pictured on This Morning in 2015) are delighted with their new addition to the family

The couple (pictured on This Morning in 2015) are delighted with their new addition to the family

Mrs Radford (pictured with her children when appearing on Channel 4) said she is happy to stop on an 'even number' 

Mrs Radford (pictured with her children when appearing on Channel 4) said she is happy to stop on an ‘even number’ 

In 2014, Mrs Radford – who does not receive state handouts apart from child benefit, lost a boy, called Alfie, when she was 23 weeks’ pregnant. 

The family spend £300 a week on food shopping, with 18 pints of milk, three litres of juice and three boxes of cereal being consumed every day.

When it comes to celebrating their children’s birthdays they have a budget of £100 for presents, while at Christmas they set aside between £100 to £250. 

Her husband had a vasectomy during his wife’s ninth pregnancy but had it reversed when they decided to have more children.    

In 2013, the couple starred in the Channel 4 show, 16 Kids and Counting and were filmed in their ten-bedroom home.   

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