Escape to the Chateau: Dick Strawbridge details rule Angel promised to keep but broke
30th October 2021

Escape to the Chateau: Dick and Angel reveal their DIY 'rule'

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Escape to the Chateau has made a return to Channel 4 with a new series, as viewers continued to watch Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree attempt to renovate their family home, Château de la Motte-Husson in France. The duo have also kept their Twitter followers updated about the renovation work at the Chateau, as well as the struggles they have faced along the way.

During the project, the husband and wife have had a few disagreements, although Angel always seemed to get her way.

However, in an interview with Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond on Friday’s This Morning, Dick opened up about a rule his wife promised to keep.

“The bottom line is, we had this room,” Dick began. “It didn’t last very long.

“Angela was not allowed to do anything twice until we had done everything once.”

He continued: “That was a really simple rule.

“But somehow we haven’t managed to get around yet, we haven’t managed to do it all once yet.”

Angel chipped in: “He has had this rule, so when Dick would go away to work I would be a bit naughty and re-paint a room that I wasn’t meant to be painted.

“But we are getting there. We are getting there now.”

“We are comfortable now,” she added. “This year we have knuckled down and it’s been the second year without weddings.

“We have done lots of lovely brides and couple management.

“And next year is going to be the year of the celebration and the hug but this year is the year of dust and grime.

“Me covering up and hoovering the carpets twice a day.”

Speaking about the renovation work and huge project they are currently working on, Dick told the hosts: “Because we have been allowed to tackle some of the big, messy things.

“This year, you saw a little glimpse of Angela up the scaffolding. The roof has been started.

“It is a huge job, it is a massive job.

“And for us, I think it is a matter of ‘we are trying our best’.”

As they showed a photo of Dick and Angel working on the roof, the engineer added: “There is so much work going into that.

“We couldn’t do it if we had weddings on.

“So, we just thought we would bite the bullet and get ready for next year.”

“When we took [the roof] it off, we found a lovely inscription from the people that did it 100 years ago,” Angel concluded.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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