The TV stars were appearing on Wednesday morning's edition of Lorraine when they were asked by host Christine Lampard how they were feeling amid the headlines referencing an alleged rift and the programme coming to an end, which prompted them to set the record straight on what happened, clarifying that it was always the plan to finish the series.
Dick began: "It's interesting because we were on Lorraine at Christmas last year talking about the show coming to an end. We made a decision that last year was going to be the finale and we told everybody. So, when the stories came out and everybody started talking about the show ending, it wasn't news, it was something that had happened a long time ago in the past."
Discussing the news coverage further, Dick added: "And we made the decision just not to get involved in any of the conversations." Angel interjected: "Our Queen said, never complain and never explain. And that was the best way because we had already made that decision as a family to bring the show to an end."
Dick continued: "We know that Arthur and Dorothy would get to an age… they were so little and didn't really know what was going on. We're living in such a different world now and for us as a family, we finally caught up with the weddings from COVID."
Dick and Angel were the subject of headlines after it was reported that Channel 4 had cut ties with the couple. In May 2022, Deadline stated that the decision was made following an independent investigation into the couple's conduct on the show. It was reported that concerns were initially raised by Two Rivers Media – the production company behind the Escape to the Chateau franchise.
It continued to say that the couple had been clashing with producers, with an independent HR professional conducting an investigation which included interviewing producers and crew members.
In an official statement, a Channel 4 spokesperson said: "Following a review, we have taken the decision not to work with Dick and Angel on any new productions in the future." Two Rivers released their own statement that read: "We can confirm that we will no longer work with Dick and Angel and cannot comment further at the moment."
Meanwhile, the husband and wife, who married in 2015 after emigrating to France to live in their ever-changing Chateau, have been keeping busy with the release of their new book and announcing a new podcast.
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.