Radford Family’s money-making pie business and charging some of their kids rent

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Noel, 50, and Sue Radford, 46, from Lancashire, are the parents to 22 children.

They are Chris, 31, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.

On their recent Channel 5 programme 22 Kids & Counting, mum Sue revealed they had spent a whopping £1million on raising their kids.

She also explained that she’s been pregnant for a16 and a half years of her life.

Noel said: “It’s about £30,000 just to keep the house going and feed everybody. So it’s a lot of pies we’ve got to sell to support us all!

"It’s a huge responsibility having 22 kids. I try not to let it get to me."

How do the Radfords make their money?

The Radford family famously live off the money they earn from their own family bakery business called The Radford Pie Company.

This is located near their family home in Morecambe, Lancashire.

Their website states: “We have owned our own lovely bakery since 1999 which is how we manage to provide for (and feed) our huge and expanding family as well as for the local people of Heysham and Morecambe.

“We have set up our on-line pie shop so we can share our very popular pies with you all. We’re a real family business with both myself and Sue working at the help with some of our children to help us.”

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Noel has been as baker for 25 years and has worked his way up from trainee to manager and owner.

When asked if the family were rich, she replied: “Absolutely not, we’re definitely not secret millionaires.

“To me rich would be having a big mansion, the flash cars and quite a few hundred thousand in the bank, to me that would be rich but we are not that.”

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The family-of-24 currently live in a 10-bedroom house which they bought for £240,000 in 2004.

Currently, 19 of the kids are still living at home, with Chris and Sophie having moved out.

The parents do charge the eldest children a small amount of rent.

25-year-old Chloe explained: “Us older ones do pay a little bit of board, granted it’s not a lot but I am trying to save up for my own house at the moment.”

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Sue added: “We’ve always said if you want to buy somewhere, rent is dead money so we would rather you saved that money and stayed at home for a bit longer.

“But me and Noel believe they should pay board, if they are earning we’ve always been brought up to pay board.”

The only other source of income the family get is through brand partnerships on social media.

The Radfords boast a following of more than 380,000 on Instagram, where they regularly share what the family are up to.

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