Scottish Daily Mail
Au revoir to Chateau pair
Channel 4 cuts ties with couple after probe into their conduct
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.