Despite describing themselves as “adamant” they wouldn’t have more kids after their 18th child was born last June, the Radfords were content to leave the decision up to nature. In a turn of events that her husband Noel describes to The Sun as a “huge surprise” but a “brilliant start to the new year”, Sue is now expecting a baby once more.
Although the Radfords originally planned to only have three children, they told The Sun that they loved the experience so much they decided to keep going.
Watch a clip of Radford family life from the UK show 16 Kids and Counting:
On their website, the Radfords described the excitement of their other children at the big news.
“We announced our news to the children last week after having a brilliant scan, we decided to put the scan photo on the fireplace and sit back and watch to see who noticed it first,” the couple wrote online.