Scottish Daily Mail

Au revoir to Chateau pair

Channel 4 cuts ties with couple after probe into their conduct

- By Kate Dennett

Channel 4 has cut ties with escape To The Chateau stars Dick and angel Strawbridg­e after an investigat­ion into their conduct.

The TV channel has confirmed that it will no longer work with the pair on any new production­s.

Sources claimed Two Rivers Media, the company that produces escape To The Chateau, raised concerns about former engineer Mr Strawbridg­e, 63, and his wife, 45.

The exact nature of the allegation­s is unknown, but it has been reported that three former colleagues claimed the couple had clashed with producers.

It comes after the pair previously parted ways with Spark Media Partners – which had launched escape To The Chateau in 2016 – amid bullying allegation­s.

a source said: ‘There has been a deteriorat­ing relationsh­ip between Two Rivers and Dick and angel’s Chateau TV for various reasons

‘We will no longer work with them’

and it all came to a head. People who try to remote manage them from the UK, that doesn’t work, or people who come into their house and boss them around, that doesn’t work either.’

Speaking to entertainm­ent website Deadline, the source added: ‘Producers turn them into this perfect, brilliant, funny couple, they’re that on camera, but that’s about it.’

a Channel 4 spokesman told the Mail: ‘Following a review, we have taken the decision not to work with Dick and angel on any new production­s in the future.’

Two Rivers added: ‘We can confirm that we will no longer work with Dick and angel and cannot comment further at the moment.’

escape To The Chateau aired its ninth and final series in late 2022.

Filming for the spin-off travel show escape To The Chateau: Secret France is understood to have finished.

Sharing a sneak peek in January, Mr Strawbridg­e and his wife, a designer, wrote on Instagram: ‘escape to the Chateau: Secret France will be on your screens later this year – we can’t wait to share our discoverie­s with you!’

They swapped their two-bedroom flat in Southend, essex, for the run-down 45-room chateau in the loire region, 200 miles from Paris, in 2015, paying just £280,000.

Viewers tuned in to see the creative pair transform it into their family home. But in 2021 it was alleged Mr Strawbridg­e had pushed a crew member around a room and threatened to throw another ‘out the f ****** window’ while brandishin­g a hammer.

Both were also said to have sworn at TV staff. It was also claimed three producer directors, left following rows.

at the time the couple categorica­lly denied the accusation­s. They did not respond to requests for comment.

 ?? ?? Dropped: Dick and Angel Strawbridg­e at the chateau viewers saw them transform
Dropped: Dick and Angel Strawbridg­e at the chateau viewers saw them transform

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