22 Kids and Counting, which records the Radford family’s lockdown battles, begins this week.
In the Channel 5 documentary series, Papa Noel sheds light on the staggering cost of supporting such a large family – including paying for so many birthday presents.
What do Noel and Sue Radford say about 22 Kids and Counting?
On the first episode of the Channel 5 series, which airs Monday night (February 22nd), Noel explains that they have spent up to £ 90,000 on children’s birthdays since the arrival of their firstborn Chris.
Noel said, “We’ve probably spent between £ 80,000 and £ 90,000 on birthday gifts since Chris was born.”
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Sue replies, “That’s a crazy amount of money, isn’t it? That doesn’t even include Christmas. “
“Oh god no!” Noel laughs.
Sue also talks about her purchases and reveals, “We are going through probably 16 liters of milk a day, two to three loaves of bread. If we had sausages to eat we would have 48 to 56 … we need to get a lot more than other families.
Money can’t buy what we have … if anything, we’re the richest parents out there, aren’t we?
“I would say we spend £ 250 to £ 400 a week on shopping. It was just huge and it never stops.”
Noel says: “Our luxuries are the children and they are really more valuable than anything else. Money can’t buy what we have … if anything, we’re the richest parents out there, aren’t we? “
What happens in the first episode of the Channel 5 series?
In the first episode of the series, viewers will see Sue and Noel bring their youngest daughter Heidie home from the hospital.
Sue gave birth to Heidie at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
Elsewhere below, it is explained how the restrictions affect the family’s bakery business, which is their main source of income.
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As a result, they sold their cakes online with the help of their social media savvy daughter, Chloe.
Noel says, “There are people who order cake online at two or three in the morning … what’s going on?”
It turned out that sales more than doubled.
The documentary also shows Noel giving his 21-year-old son Daniel a driving lesson.
Daniel says of his old man: “He’s not just a father, he’s a buddy too. I get on very well with him. “
In another part of the program, Sue is positively reflecting on the long-term effects of the lockdown. She says, “I think a lot of families will look back on this whole lockdown and everything and think that it brought us closer together. I would say we definitely got through it stronger.”
Noel adds, “It just shows the Radford family, it’s strength in numbers, it’s what we live on!”
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