Mum-of-22 Sue Radford ‘feels like Cinderella’ as she does up to SIX loads of washing a day & ‘lazy’ kids ‘don’t help’

WHEN you've got 22 children like Sue Radford, there's always things that need to be done around the house – 365 days of the year.

In their new Channel 5 series, the busy mum shared how she feels like “Cinderella” doing up to six loads of washing a day – with the “lazy” kids not helping.

Speaking on tonight’s 22 Kids and Counting Sue shares how she does 40 TONNES of laundry a year, which works out at three quarters of a tonne a week.

Sue says: “Recently everything is upside down and it’s really driving me crazy.

“What is it with teenagers getting dressed and changed a few times a day when they aren’t even dirty and they just shove them [the clothes] in the wash?

“They are just so lazy, they don’t do anything, nothing to help. 

“I feel like Cinderella. I just need to get out. Hopefully when I get back it’ll all be done. I resign, get me out of here!”

Sue revealed how she spends hours every day tidying the family's 10-bed former care home in Morecambe, Lancashire.

She said: "If I could say the one thing that really does drive me insane in this house, it’s got to be the laundry."

“An average day, I can be doing four to five loads of washing. It's never-ending."

On a busy day, this can be as high as six loads a day, and she has previously shown off the huge mound of laundry piling up on the floor. 

However, the couple did invest in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement.

Sue previously took to Instagram to share the vast pile of clothes that awaited her, and said that the chaotic scene was the “story of her life”.

She wrote: “All sorted, one load in the two driers, and one load in the washing machine and probably another 4 loads to go.”

Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 31, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, 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 who was born in April.

Sadly, Noel and Sue's 17th child Alfie was stillborn on July 6, 2014.

Noel and Sue famously don’t claim benefits and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet.



Shopping for Britain’s biggest family means Sue’s grocery list includes 100 nappies, 16 loaves of bread, 114 pints of milk, 48 large eggs, 3kg of pasta, 24 chicken breasts and 28 toilet rolls.

Sue, who gave birth to her 22nd child during lockdown, often shares photos of her gigantic family’s life to their followers. 

Last Easter, Sue also showed off a gigantic chocolate egg wall that she had made in her lounge for the entire family. 

22 Kids and Counting concludes tonight Monday March 15, 9pm on Channel 5. Catch up with all the episodes on My5.

For more stories on The Radfords, Sue Radford revealed she’s spent £25k on prams for her bumper brood as the family prepares to welcome ANOTHER baby.

And Sue Radford revealed the truth about baby Heidie’s name and how Noel made embarrassing blunder on birth certificate.

Plus Millie Radford showed off her ‘post pregnancy glow-up’ after describing herself as ‘fat & swollen’ on 22 Kids & Counting.

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