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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford announces she’s quitting social media

Amelia Jones

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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford announces she’s quitting social media

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/theradfordfamily

Mum-of-22 Sue Radford has made the unexpected announcement that she's taking a step back from social media over the summer to spend some previous time with her huge and growing family.

Her 516,000 Instagram followers were surprised by a photo of a couple of her younger sons and her daughter walking back from school ahead of the summer holidays on Thursday evening.

The 48-year-old mum-of-many made the announcement over the top of the sweet photo.

Fans will miss the giant family. Credit: Instagram/@theradfordfamily
Fans will miss the giant family. Credit: Instagram/@theradfordfamily
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She explained that, with the kids at home, she’ll be taking some time off:

“Well that’s the kids broke up for the summer holidays,” she began, punctuating her caption with a positive sun emoji.

“And with that I’m going to log out for the summer to spend time with our brood.”

She wrapped up by wishing her loyal followers well while she's away: “I hope you have the most amazing summer making memories. Lots of love and see you soon."

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The celebrity mum recently shared her summer plans with her bumper brood via an Instagram Q&A - including a huge Florida trip and a trip away in a campervan.

She said: “We are on the countdown now too, 27 days and counting.”

She continued: “We have lots of filming to cram in before we leave for three weeks in Florida. But will hopefully be going away in the motorhome for the weekends and just trying to do as many days out as we can.”

Fans of the big and fun-filled Radford family will certainly miss hearing updates from them via social media during their brief hiatus - especially with so much going on in their busy lives.

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Followers have been awaiting an update on the family's 'exciting' plans to move out of their mansion in Morecambe, which is the setting for the family's Channel 5 show, 22 Kids and Counting.

The family will be spending some quality time together over the summer. Credit: Instagram/@theradfordfamily
The family will be spending some quality time together over the summer. Credit: Instagram/@theradfordfamily

Posting a message on her Instagram stories earlier this month, she said: “Can’t wait to take you all along on our new house journey.

“I’m currently looking at inspo for bedrooms and new furniture. So excited!!”

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And their social-media hiatus is not the first time the family have taken a well-deserved break recently.

In the 20 months since December 2021, the family have been away at least 17 times, from staycations in Cornwall to the bright lights of New York and a trip to Lapland.

They're expensive trips considering, Sue and husband Noel are parents to Chris, 33, Sophie, 29, Chloe, 27, Jack, 25, Daniel, 24, Luke, 22, Millie, 22, Katie, 20, James, 19, Ellie, 17, Aimee, 16, Josh, 15, Max, 14, Tillie, 12, Oscar, 11, Casper, 10, Hallie, seven, Phoebe, six, Archie, five, Bonnie, four and Heidi, two.

They also had a son named Alfie, who was tragically stillborn in 2014.

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The parents of 22 previously clapped back at criticism with one Instagram comment, asking: "Did Tui let you have the holiday for free? For sure you ain't paid."

Sue replied: "Definitely not no, we paid for the whole trip," followed by yawning emojis and a comment reading: “Really?”

The trips caused a bit of family drama earlier this year after her 22-year-old daughter, Millie, complained that her children were left out of a trip to Disney, despite featuring heavily in the show.

Millie seemed to suggest that the grandparents use their grandchildren for clout on social media.

Topics: Channel 5, Instagram, Parenting, TV And Film, Travel, Sue Radford

Amelia Jones
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