Escape to the Chateau's Dick Strawbridge breaks silence as fans share concerns for his family Christmas

ESCAPE to the Chateau star Dick Strawbridge has broken his silence after fans shared their concerns for his family at Christmas.

Channel 4 viewers watched him and wife Angel Adoree along with their two children, Arthur, eight, and Dorothy, seven, prepare their home for the festive period.

The family worried fans when they admitted that they wouldn't find time to enjoy the Christmas season.

However, Dick updated fans to alleviate their concerns.

Ahead of the Christmas special, Dick wrote: "Half an hour until the last #EscapeToTheChateau of the series and it’ll hopefully get you in the Christmas spirit!!!

“We’ve already had a couple of mulled wines and are definitely feeling Christmassy….”

It comes after viewers were concerned that the busy family may be overworked and not have enough time to unwind over Christmas.

The caring fan posted to message to Dick: "I’m so glad to hear that.

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“I often wonder if you ever get a chance to settle in with a wee glass, you are so busy, merry Xmas to your glorious family.”

Dick replied: "Linda fear not we always make time together…”

The fan was thrilled to hear the news, who wrote back: "How marvellous to hear.

“My wonderful dad passed away last year and we adored watching you guys together.

“It brings me such joy for you to say that. It was his biggest worry.”


It comes after Angel revealed the surprise struggle behind the home’s beautiful Christmas makeover.

Boasting a staggering 45 rooms, a moat and 12 acres of grounds, Dick and Angel’s Christmas decorations are, as you can imagine, rather regal indeed.

However, the stars of the beloved Channel 4 show have revealed that they struggled financially during their first holiday season at the majestic Chateau de la Motte Husson in 2015.

During an interview with Woman & Home, Angel said the pair resorted to repurposing some of the light fittings to create DIY decorations. 

“Our pennies were tight and the tree had to be a reasonable size,” she explained.

“We ended up hanging crystals from an old chandelier from paperclips, which we still have.”

Despite struggling six years ago, the couple now boast some truly eye-catching and stunning festive decorations.

The couple revealed the entrance hall has been decorated with two wreaths hanging in the windows on either side of the front door while snowflake garlands hung from the ceiling.

A large Christmas tree was positioned in the middle of the internal doors and tastefully decorated with white, silver and glass ornaments. 

Angel added of their family traditions with children Arthur and Dorothy: "They write their Christmas list and we put it up our chimney, so it gets to Santa the quickest way."

The couple purchased their 19th-century home, located in the commune of Martigné-sur-Mayenne, for a bargain £280,000 back in 2015. 

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