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Dick and Angel Strawbridge announce first media project since Escape to the Chateau

The couple bid farewell to their Channel 4 reality show in December

Dick and Angel Strawbridge
Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Dick and Angel Strawbridge have announced their first media project since their Channel 4 show, Escape to the Chateau, came to an end in December. 

In their latest newsletter, the couple revealed that they are launching a podcast with Global Player, titled "Dick & Angel's CHAT...EAU", which will record the parents of two as they talk about children, Arthur and Dorothy, as well as their history together.

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Teasing the podcast, they wrote: "Picture this. Dick & I sneak up to the apex of our house, we pour a cup of tea or a gin depending on the time of day and have a cosy chat.

"We talk about the week, the children, and the things that have made us smile. We take a trip down memory lane and re-live moments from our past. It's intimate, warm and a very special hour for us...we have even joked that it feels like a date!

"We are over the moon to be launching our new podcast with Global. The incredible team and our wonderful producer Joe are a joy to work with and we've having lots of fun."

Dick and Angel Strawbridge podcast recording© Dick and Angel Strawbridge
Dick and Angel Strawbridge have launched a podcast

It's been a busy time for the family, who touched down in the UK over the weekend for their book launch

The Strawbridges took to the stage for two exclusive nights at The Bristol Hippodrome and The London Barbican on Sunday and Monday, which saw the reality stars read extracts from their book and take questions from the audience. 

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday night, Dick thanked the fans who showed up for the special evening. "We had a wonderful evening at our book launch in the Barbican this evening," he penned. "Thank you to those that attended or who followed on the streamed event  - had/having a bit of a party after with lots of friends and family everyone is smiling!!!"

The Strawbridge family in Bristol© Dick and Angel Strawbridge/Instagram
The Strawbridge family hosted a book launch in Bristol on Sunday

The family first moved into their derelict 19th-century home back in 2015, and their transformation of the mansion was well documented in Escape to the Chateau, which aired from 2016 to 2022. 

Five months after the show ended, it was reported that Channel 4 had cut ties with the Strawbridges following an independent investigation into their conduct on the series. 

Angel and Dick in their garden© Channel 4
Channel 4 reportedly cut ties with the Strawbridges earlier this year

According to Deadline, the production company behind the show, Two Rivers Media, raised concerns about the Strawbridges and said it would no longer work with the pair

The following week, an audio recording of Angel shouting at one of the show's producers was leaked, prompting a shared statement from the couple.

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Taking to Instagram, Dick and Angel wrote: "We know there are lots of stories in the press right now," they wrote. "It's not worth us even trying to comment or give context, because anything can be made into a good headline. We understand. There are two sides to every story and from the incredible support we have received, most of you know that.

Dick and Angel Strawbridge at their home Chateau De La Motte Husson© Mike Lawn/Shutterstock
Dick and Angel moved into their home, Chateau De La Motte Husson, in 2015

"We are proud of who we are, and we feel we must do what we believe to be correct, that is in fact what kept Escape to the Chateau unique, and whilst we have indeed parted ways with Channel 4, we are hugely grateful to them and their teams for their support and creativity over the years. The future truly could not look more exciting and we thank you for your continued love and support."

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