The recent interview with Dick and Angel Strawbridge provides their side of the story regarding their departure from the Channel 4 show Escape to the Chateau. They deny being dropped by the broadcaster and claim that they made the decision to stop filming themselves in 2021.
In the interview with The Sunday Times, the Strawbridges state that they had an amazing nine seasons on Escape to the Chateau and had finished all their commitments. They didn’t understand what was going on and weren’t worried about the situation. They emphasize their commitment to not compromising and finding the best way forward.
The leaked audio recording of Angel Strawbridge’s foul-mouthed rant against a producer is addressed in the interview. The rant occurred after the producer seemed unimpressed when Angel lost track of his whereabouts. Angel accused the producer of posting images on Instagram of a man who resembled her husband, Dick.
The couple describes themselves as “insular” and not plugged into the world. They express pride in their integrity and team, and emphasize that people who come into their home must remember that it is their family home.
Although they closed their castle company, Château-de-la-Motte-Husson Limited, this year, the Strawbridges continue to pursue other businesses such as wallpaper designs, a bedding range, scented candles, and other lifestyle products.
Overall, the interview provides the Strawbridges’ perspective on their departure from Escape to the Chateau and addresses the leaked audio recording of Angel’s outburst.