’22 Kids and Counting’ mother Sue Radford escapes crash days after announcing break in filming
Sue Radford, mother of 22, revealed she was involved in a car accident on Monday.
Radford, 47, the mother of Britain’s largest family, told her 507,000 Instagram followers that no one was injured in the accident.
She wrote: ‘Not how I expected my day to go but luckily everyone was fine. The car is not, but it is only metal and can be sorted.
She thanked passers-by who checked on her after the accident and confirmed that she did not have her children in the car.
Radford and her husband Noel, 52, star in a popular reality TV show, “22 Kids and Counting,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season.
The accident comes after it was announced last Wednesday that the family would be taking a “well-deserved little break” from filming before the start of the new series.
Sue (L) and Noel (R) said on Wednesday they would be taking a ‘well deserved little break’ from filming
Sue Radford took to Instagram to share that she was involved in a car crash today
The Radfords share their 10-bedroom home, formerly a care home, in Morecambe with 19 children.
They list their children as Chris, Sophie, Chloe, Jack, Daniel, Luke, Millie, Katie, James, Ellie, Aimee, Josh, Max, Tillie, Oscar, Casper, Hallie, Phoebe, Archie, Bonnie and Heidie.
The parents lost their 17th child, Alfie, in July 2014.
The show “22 Kids Matters” gives insight into their daily lives together, with the parents reflecting on different challenges and why they have such a big family.
Season 3 followed the Radfords as the UK prepared to go into lockdown.
UK viewers were introduced to the family in ’15 Kids and Counting’ in 2012, a series looking at how large families organize themselves and cope with ordinary chores.
Over the past 11 years, they’ve built up a steady following, amassing 359,000 subscribers and over 71 million views on YouTube, where they share vlogs, races and “challenges”.
Speaking to fans last week, they wrote, “We really appreciate every comment and message we’ve received, so thank you.”
“So delighted to say that our program was #1 on ch5 most Sundays and doing very well on my5 every week being the most watched program on my5.”
Noel and Sue met when she was seven.
In 2019, in their Channel 4 documentary “21 Kids and Counting”, the narrator revealed that the then 42-year-old mother first became pregnant with Christopher “29 years ago”, which viewers said , would have made him 13 years old.
Her husband, five years her senior, would have been 17 or 18.
After marrying in 1993, they welcomed their second child, Sophie, when Ms Radford was 17.
More recently, Heidie was born in April 2020, at the start of the confinements.
Sue (pink shirt) and Noel Radford (blue shirt) are the parents of 22 children from their Morecambe home
The couple appeared on ’15 Kids and Counting’ in 2012 and have documented their lives ever since
Before the accident, Noel Radford had shared a photo of his mother Sue on social media for Mother’s Day.
They wrote: “Happy Mother’s Day to this wonderful woman who puts everyone first before even thinking of herself.
“She is my rock and all of our children love her very much. Hope you enjoyed your day.