Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel break silence on Channel 4 exit
Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge have broken their silence following their exit from Channel 4.
The show, which saw the couple renovate a 19th-century chateau in France, aired for nine series, before wrapping up late last year – though various spin-offs have aired.
However, last week it emerged that Channel 4 had decided to cut ties with the Strawbridges following an independent investigation around claims of bullying, which the couple have previously denied.
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The broadcaster told Deadline at the time: “Following a review, we have taken the decision not to work with Dick and Angel on any new productions in the future.”
Amid the reports, the Strawbridges have posted a statement on Instagram, writing: "Thank you for inviting us into your living rooms. You have watched our children grow up and shared our adventures.
"It was a Strawbridge Family decision early last year to conclude Escape to the Chateau, but we have loved every moment and, despite the many challenges, we refused to give up on our dream, and in doing so have filled the chateau with love and laughter, and, most importantly, have created the most wonderful home for our family."
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The statement continued: "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. We understand. 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 future truly could not look more exciting and we thank you for your continued love and support. Dick & Angel Xxx".
Escape to the Chateau is available to stream via All4.
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