SHE’S considered the matriarch of the Radford Family.
But mum-of-22 Sue Radford took a back seat on a recent Christmas shopping trip, as her own mum led the way.
Sue’s mum is rarely seen on the family’s reality show, or their YouTube videos, but made an appearance on their latest clip as they hit a local nursery to stock up on Christmas decorations.
Aimee joined Sue and her mum for the nursery outing, as they asked her to guess the price of the Jellycat Christmas toys.
Sue’s mum got the price completely wrong, as Aimee and Sue giggled at her overestimation.
The family group also grabbed some lunch together, while Ophelia and Heidie got super excited about a huge Father Christmas statue.
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Sue and Noel had been looking after Ophelia while their daughter Millie was with her poorly daughter in hospital.
“She’d had a bit of a cold for a few days,” Sue explained in the video.
“Millie took her to the doctors, the doctor said she was fine.
“Anyway, Millie rung 111 on Friday and they said to take her to A&E, so she did that.
“They tested her for Covid and RSV – Covid came back negative but RSV came back positive, so she’s got RSV.”
Sue also went on to reveal just how serious baby Elodie’s illness had been, as she said: “So she’s been on a feeding tube and oxygen because she just couldn’t manage to taking the bottle so they had to put a feeding tube in.
“And she’s been on oxygen. They tried to take her off it yesterday and she only lasted about an hour before she need to go back on it.
“But this morning Millie’s just text me to say that they feeding tube’s gone and the oxygen’s gone and she’s just sent me a video of her having a bottle.”
Sue also said that she’d taken Ophelia to see Elodie and Millie in hospital, because the little girl had been asking to see her mum, and Millie needed some bits.
However, later in the video, Sue revealed: “Little Elodie came out of hospital just before dinner time today and has gone home.
“And Ophelia has gone home.
“The house is quiet isn’t it!
“I think Heidie is missing her little bestie.”
Elsewhere in the video, Sue spoke about her daughter getting her ears pierced, and also revealed she’s been having her own health struggle.
She was trying to get to something in the suitcase of summer clothes on top of her girls’ wardrobes when she slipped, and twisted her elbow.
“I knew I’d done something to it when I did it,” she said.
“But it’s not been too bad. I thought I’d just sprained it. But over the last few weeks it’s got progressively worse.
“Last night I was cleaning the kitchen and it was so painful.
“I think I might have to go and get it checked out – it’s right in the elbow joint.”
The video concluded with the family putting up the first of their many Christmas trees – a pink and glittery one in the dining room.
There was also a festive candle display on the dining table, using a candle holder that Sue bought from a previous nursery.