Britain's largest family, the Radfords, returned to screens on January 5 with a new series of 22 Kids and Counting.

On Wednesday, January 26 the third episode aired on Channel 5 and there was a huge announcement from one of the kids.

Third-eldest Chloe told her parents she was flying the nest and moving in with boyfriend Jake who she has been in a relationship with for seven months.

Chloe works in the family pie company and has done for nine years.

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"Dad, so as you know I've been seeing Jake for a while, haven't I? And we have some news," Chloe said nervously to her dad while at work. 

"We weren't planning it quite so soon, you might be upset. But we're moving in together."

"Oh that's really nice," said Noel. 

"I've got to say that's come out of the blue, I wasn't expecting that so soon, but I'm really happy for you."

The news comes after Chloe revealed on Instagram she was expecting a baby of her own, which will be mum Sue and dad Noel's 12th grandchild. 

Chloe wrote: "Mum and dad. Feeling blessed, grateful and full of so much love. We can’t wait to meet our little one this year."

Replying to the comment, the Radford Instagram account said: "So so excited 2022 is going to me an AMAZING year."

Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 21, Millie, 20, Katie, 19, James, 18, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, 10, Casper, nine, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, four, Bonnie, three, and Heidi, one.

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

22 Kids and Counting airs at 9pm on Wednesdays on Channel 5.