Life after growing up in Britain’s biggest family! FEMAIL reveals the paths the eldest Radford children are taking after being raised with more than 20 siblings
- FEMAIL takes a look at some of the Radford kids that have flown under the radar
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The Radfords meteoric rise to fame is no doubt owed to proud parents Sue, 48, and Noel, 52, who have amassed an astonishing 22 children and 13 grandchildren in just three decades.
Over three series, Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting has documented everything from the family’s life at home to their DIY improvements.
The Lancashire bunch are known for shaking-up Britain with their dramatic mishaps – and while some of the brood have shied away from the spotlight, other members of the clan haven’t been shy about boosting up their profile in Britain’s biggest family.
Millie, 22, recently made headlines when she lashed out at mother Sue for allegedly financially exploiting her grandchildren.
And alongside Millie, a number of the Radfords older children, Chris, 34, Sophie, 29, and Chloe, 27, are spearheading a new mega-brood of Radford grandchildren.
The Radfords meteoric rise to fame is no doubt owed to proud parents Sue, 48, and Noel, 52, who have amassed an astonishing 22 children and 13 grandchildren in just three decades (pictured with 18 of their children at Heidie’s christening)
Eldest son Chris has been leading the troop – tallying a total of seven youngsters with long-time partner Nicole Spencer.
But while these media sensations were reared in the spotlight, not much is known of the other Radfords who seem to have flown under the radar over the years.
The proud uncles and aunties are all grown up, but who are they now and what do they do?
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the new wave of Radford kids-turned-adults, as we reveal what life has been like for the troop, from future business ventures to hobbies and staying out of the spotlight…
Jack Richard’s (left) taste in cars is shared with younger brother Daniel (right) who received an identical car in deep blue after they passed their driving tests
The family splurged on a brand new car for their son who could be heard off camera in a snippet of the family’s vlog excitedly sharing details of the sleek black motor (Jack’s brand new car)
Jack Richard is the fourth Radford child and second-born son of Noel and Sue Radford.
He was born in April 1997 and unlike his siblings, has willfully shied away from the spotlight.
He even once admitted to older sister Chloe that he just ‘isn’t bothered’ about fame or fortune.
One of the least-filmed Radfords, Jack is known to love a game of football, as well as enjoying the odd Chinese takeaway, playing Xbox with friends and listening to music.
While it’s unknown what his career is, the 26-year-old tends to keep a low profile.
He is rarely caught at odds with his family, or in the headlines.
In 2020, a post shared to Facebook by ‘proud’ mum and dad Sue and Noel revealed that the car fanatic had just passed his driving test.
The family splurged on a brand new car for their son who could be heard off camera in a snippet of the family’s vlog excitedly sharing details of the sleek black motor.
His taste in cars is shared with younger brother Daniel, who received an identical model in deep blue.
Daniel Leon Radford (right) has formed somewhat of a media buzz – regularly taking to Instagram to update fans on his social life
Daniel Leon Radford was born in March 1999 and is the fifth child to spawn from the mega-couple.
Unlike brother Jack, he has formed somewhat of a media buzz – regularly taking to Instagram to update fans on his social life.
He has amassed an incredible 13,000 followers on the Instagram profile, where he posts snaps of his adventures, from holidays with the lads to time spent with his family.
The proud uncle recently shared the most adorable snap of him cradling his baby niece, who is sister Millie’s first child, Ophelia Jo.
He also shared memories of a night out on holiday with the lads in Czech Republic.
Another football fanatic, he once dreamt of making it professionally and even has his own personal YouTube channel called The Trio where him and his two friends rate Premier League footballers.
He too recently obtained a driving license alongside brother Jack, which had his parents beaming with pride.
In a recent family vlog, Daniel announced he would be leaving the Radford family home to join the Royal Air Force.
Luke James Radford, 23, is the fourth son of the Radford, and made headlines when news of his sexuality first hit the web in 2021
The 23-year-old, who is a graphic designer, who shares snaps of his family life on his Instagram page with fans
The sixth Radford came out as bisexual in an emotional Instagram post, where he opened up to his 20,000 followers about finally accepting who he is and being comfortable in his own skin
Luke James, 23, is the sixth of the Radford children and the couple’s fourth son.
Luke is a talented designer who has embarked on a successful career that most notably includes a stint at the family’s pie company, Radford Pies.
Dad Noel proudly revealed that Luke spearheaded the project alone and took control of branding the company’s signage, interior walls, website and theme colours.
The 22-year-old enjoys the quiet life and is rarely featured on the family’s YouTube channel.
He does have a public Instagram page where he often posts snaps for his 20,000 followers to keep up to date with his life.
He too enjoys footie with the lads, as well as eating pasta bakes, cooking at home and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Luke made headlines when news of his sexuality first hit the web in 2021, coming out as bisexual in an emotional Instagram post.
At the time, he opened up to his followers about finally accepting who he is and being comfortable in his own skin.
He said: ‘At the age of 17, I really questioned who I was as an individual and at the age of 20 I have fully come to terms with who I am.’
‘I’m bisexual. That’s me. My core. The part that makes me function the way I do.’
‘This post will help me push myself to be more comfortable with who I am and hopefully get me to where I need to go mentally.
‘To all those who support us I can’t thank you enough and to all those who look down on us, I wish your ignorance clears soon.’
The post garnered massive support from his family who joined him for Pride in August 2021.
Katie Louise Radford, 20, is Noel and Sue’s eighth child and fourth daughter, and, although typically viewed as another quiet Radford, the beauty enthusiast adores the camera
Katie regularly shares glamorous selfies and trendy make-up looks with her Instagram fan club where she has 15,000 followers
Katie Louise Radford, 20, is Noel and Sue’s eighth child and fourth daughter.
Although typically viewed as another quiet Radford, the beauty enthusiast adores the camera – regularly sharing glamorous selfies and trendy make-up looks with her Instagram fan club.
With around 15,000 followers, the budding beauty influencer may one day follow in the footsteps of mother Sue, whose 515k followers have lead to sponsorship work with George at Asda, The Next Step, Emma Mattresses, Frubes, StudioCanal and EE.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Jamie Ray – co-founder of influencer talent agency Buttermilk – previously estimated that the family can charge up to £15,000 for a single post on their feed.
The industry expert said this impressive fee is based on Noel and Sue’s ‘combined status as TV and social media influencers’.
But for now, Katie keeps it simple by feasting on pizzas, hanging out with the Radford clan, having sleepovers with pals.
One of the youngest Radfords, 19-year-old James Edward is Sue and Noel’s fifth son. The junior Radford has revealed plans to later work with dad Noel in the family bakery and carry on the Radford Pies legacy
Fans were treated to a rare glimpse of his playful personality in a video shared to the family’s YouTube channel in 2021, which celebrated brother Alfie’s ‘Heavenly Birthday’
One of the youngest Radfords, 19-year-old James Edward is Sue and Noel’s fifth son. The junior Radford has revealed plans to later work with dad Noel in the family bakery and carry on the Radford Pies legacy.
Fans were treated to a rare glimpse of his playful personality in a video shared to the family’s YouTube channel in 2021, which celebrated brother Alfie’s ‘Heavenly Birthday.’
Alfie Radford was stillborn on July 6, 2014 and would have been Sue and Noel’s 17th child.
James and Katie made a feature-length appearance in the clip, where James was seen sporting an overgrown hairdo following the stay-at-home Covid mandate during Lockdown.
Eager to clean up the look, he approached mother Sue for permission to let sister older Katie cut it – saying he refused to leave the house while rocking the grubby chop.
Sue explained: ‘Today he’s just come downstairs and asked me if it’s alright for Katie to cut his hair’ and spotting a viral moment, Sue agreed on the condition that ‘you let me vlog it.’
The siblings bonded over the amateur cut while laughing hysterically as the segment was filmed.
The disastrous snip left the entire family in stitches and has since racked up 159,000 views.
Like older brother Jack, James enjoys playing Xbox and hanging out with mates.
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