The Daily Telegraph - Saturday

‘Escape to Chateau’ star swears at TV crew in leaked audio clip

- By Jamie Bullen

THE star of Escape to the Chateau, Angel Strawbridg­e, launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a producer for allegedly posting pictures to social media of a man resembling her husband, leaked audio has shown.

The recording, obtained by the entertainm­ent website Deadline, shows Angel calling one crew member a “f----up little c---” during a heated discussion on the show filmed at the 19th-century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France.

An altercatio­n is understood to have taken place during filming on one of the first four seasons of Escape to the Chateau when the 45-year-old questioned producers about a delay in her schedule. She then accused one individual of uploading images on Instagram of a man who had a likeness to Dick, her husband.

In the newly released recording, Angel can be heard saying: “Who is that inspired by when you’re f------ working at the chateau? Just tell me that and then you can f------ leave and this is me f------ angry because I think you’re a f---up little c---.”

The leaked audio emerged just hours before the couple released a statement thanking fans for their support after Channel 4 confirmed it would no longer

‘There are two sides to every story and from the support we have received, most of you know that’

work with them. The broadcaste­r and production company Two Rivers Media said ties with the couple had been severed following an investigat­ion into alleged bullying and concerning behaviour on set.

The couple declined to comment on the clip but released a statement addressing their departure from Channel 4 for the first time.

In a message on their Instagram page, the Strawbridg­es insisted it was their decision to step back from the show.

They wrote: “We know there are lots of stories in the press right now. It’s not worth us even trying to comment or give context, because anything can be made into a good headline. There are two sides to every story and from the incredible support we have received, most of you know that.

“We are proud of who we are, and we feel we must do what we believe to be correct, that is in fact what kept Escape

to the Chateau unique, and whilst we have indeed parted ways with Channel 4, we are hugely grateful to them and their teams for their support and creativity over the years.”

The couple has previously denied allegation­s that they bullied or were aggressive towards crew members.

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