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Monday 9th December 2019

19 Kids And Counting star announces birth of 20th baby

They've finally vowed that this little one will be their last child

Sue Radford and husband Noel have announced the birth of their 20th baby who arrived on September 18.

The Radfords have been given the title of Britain's Biggest Family and appeared on Channel 4's 19 Kids and Counting to show off their incredibly huge clan.

The couple announced the arrival of their newest tot on their Facebook page, which has over 260K followers.

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They wrote: "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 now have 11 sons and nine daughters with their eldest being 28-years-old.

Proud mum Sue gave birth to her first child when she was just 14-years-old and has vowed Archie will definitely be her last tot.

She told The Sun: "We’re happy to be finishing on a nice even number. I'm just chuffed he is here safe and sound. It’s strange knowing you’re not going to have any more.

"Our daughter Chloe said: 'I believe you now.' I don’t think she has before, but because I’ve said (this is the last) a few times now she does."

Sue and Noel welcomed their 20th child earlier this week (Credit: Facebook)

Noel 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."

Speaking about her labour, Sue continued: “I had about an hour of contractions, a few pushes and he was out.

We’re happy to be finishing on a nice even number.

“I managed on gas and air. But the pain is still just as intense so glad he was out.

“I can’t fault the hospital. All the midwives know me now.”

She also revealed that the rest of her children picked Archie's name after her and Noel ran out of ideas.

Unlike many children Archie will now have 19 siblings to help look after him.

Sue revealed the rest of their children picked Archie's name because she and Noel ran out of ideas (Credit: Channel 4)

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

Sue, 42, and Noel, 46, also have three grandchildren.

Back in March the family announced the exciting news that they would be expanding their brood to 20.

Announcing the happy news on Instagram to their 17.3K followers they shared a picture of a blackboard with the message: "Boys - 10, Girls - 9. And baby makes 20. Arriving Sept 2017."

Fans immediately rushed to congratulate the stars and couldn't quite believe she was having another little tot.

The family announced the exciting news back in March (Credit: Instagram)

One follower wrote: "Absolutely awesome news!!! Congratulations."

"Awwww can't wait, hope there's another documentary coming in the future" another said.

Last year the family featured on ITV's This Morning as presenter Alice Beer visited their home during Christmas.

Talking about feeding 19 children on Christmas Day Noel said at the time: "We’ll have three turkeys, seven-and-a-half kilos of spuds and endless carrots, swedes and broccoli, and of course Yorkshire puddings."

Crikey!

The family appeared on This Morning to show off their massive clan (Credit: ITV)

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The busy couple aren't on benefits and have their very own bakery to provide for their huge family.

Sue and Noel were childhood sweethearts but didn't think they would end up having such a massive brood.

The couple said they were only planning to have three children but loved the experience so much they kept going.

Now with 20 kids under their wing they've definitely got one busy household!