Mum of Britain’s biggest family reveals she first fell pregnant at 13 – to an 18-year-old man
THE mum to Britain’s biggest family revealed she first fell pregnant when she was THIRTEEN – and her partner was an 18-year-old man.
Sue Radford, now 43, shocked viewers last night with the revelation on TV show 21 Kids and Counting.
Sue and Noel fell pregnant with their first baby when she was 13 and he was 18Peter Powell – The Sun
It followed her journey through pregnancy as she gave birth to her 21st nipper – Bonnie Raye.
But it was the story of her first that caught most viewers’ attention.
Sue conceived eldest, Sophie, when she was a school girl, and now husband Noel was a legal adult, five year’s her senior.
A stunned viewer tweeted: “They are lovely kids but I can’t help but feel a bit weird about the fact when he was 18 he got a 13 year old pregnant #21kidsandcounting.”
The family pictured in 2016… and they’ve grown since
Rex Features Sue and Noel Radford with a selection of their children[/caption]
Facebook Mum Sue pictured while pregnant with her 20th child[/caption]
Another added: “Everyone commenting on what a lovely family they are, how old does a guy have to be before getting a 13 year old girl pregnant is creepy at best, irrespective of whether they get married and stay together?”
A particularly disgusted fan wrote: “I can’t get over the fact that an 18 year old got a 13 year old girl pregnant I mean that’s a crime!”
At the end of the episode, Sue said she gave birth to the lastest bundle of joy after just 12 minutes in labour.
Last month, Sue revealed the epic scale of her family Christmas.
#21kidsandcounting I can't get over the fact that an 18 year old got a 13 year old girl pregnant I mean that's a crime!
— Paige O'Neill (@misspaigeoneill) January 3, 2019
They are lovely kids but I can’t help but feel a bit weird about the fact when he was 18 he got a 13 year old pregnant #21kidsandcounting
— Nina Marshall (@NinaThoday) January 3, 2019
Channel 4 Noel and Sue featured in TV show 21 Kids and Counting about their latest bubba[/caption]
The Radfords spend between £100 and £250 on presents for each of the 21 children at Christmas – working out at a total of £5,250.
Their family shot to fame on the Channel 4 documentary 15 Kids and Counting in 2012.
Newest arrival Bonnie Raye tipped the scales at 8lb 4oz when she arrived last month at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where midwives have delivered 14 of the Radfords’ children.
The couple, who support themselves with their bakery and claim only child benefit, say they don’t want anymore – saying they are looking forward to grandkids.
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Noel inisted: “I think we just loving having the kids and having a big family and welcoming a newborn into our lives. Not addicted but if it is an addiction we are giving it up.”
The family also run a YouTube channel which has racked up over 800,000 views.
Previously, Channel 4 viewers left questioning whether Britain’s biggest family are secret millionaires after they took all 20 of their kids on holiday to Florida.
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