Dick Strawbridge: Escape To The Chateau star admits wedding snap makes him feel ‘tired’

Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel promote The Salon

Dick Strawbridge, 61, and wife Angel Adoree, 42, have shared their lives on-screen in their Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau which sees the pair renovate their 19th-century Chateau together. Although Dick has since spoken of how he feels “tired” looking back on their big day after the months of renovations they had to complete prior to their wedding ceremony.

Dick and wife Angel Adoree tied the knot in November 2015 during a ceremony held at their Chateau De La Motte Husson in France.

The couple had bought the once-neglected Chateau at the start of 2015 in January.

Although amid their ceremony later that year, Dick and Angel had to rush the renovations to facilitate their wedding festivities.

Reflecting on their big day, Dick spoke of how he feels “tired” when he looks at his wedding pictures with wife Angel as he remembers the renovations they had to compete to get the Chateau wedding-ready.

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While chatting to the Daily Mail, he explained: “Whenever I see this picture of my wedding to Angel Adoree in November 2015, I feel tired. 

“We found the dilapidated Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in October 2014, arrived the following January, and had ten months to get ready for a wedding with 200 guests, including installing flushing toilets.”

Dick went on to talk of how he and Angel overcame their challenge, adding: “This photo represents a victory after months of hard work and sleepless nights. 

“We had an amazing weekend – even the local mayor learned some English to speak to us.”

In a separate interview with You Magazine, Dick spoke of how the couple bought the Chateau after no one in the local village wanted to buy it.

He explained: “We’re the only people who were silly enough to buy the old château that none of them wanted.”

Dick later spoke of how while the work to the Chateau is ongoing, he and Angel have a “passion” for the renovation as they see it’s potential.

He added: “I’m permanently knackered! But it doesn’t stop me, because there’s lots to be done, and when you’ve decided to do it, do it.

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“People always say to us, ‘You’re an engineer and Angel’s a designer so you can live like that.’

“I hear lots of excuses but not many good reasons for not jumping into life and doing what we do. 

“We do more during the day than most people because we have a passion for what we do and for our life.”

The couple’s wedding featured on the first series of Escape to the Chateau which aired in 2016.

Dick and Angel have since continued their Channel 4 show as it follows the renovation of their 19th-century Chateau.

In the seventh series of the show, the couple look back on their wedding as they celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary together.

As the episode aired in December last year, Dick took to Twitter he reflected how far the Chateau has come over the show’s seven series.

He wrote: “Hope you are having a lovely Sunday – join us for Escape to the Chateau 21.00hrs on Ch4 tonight. 

“We’re celebrating ten years together and five years of marriage… the time has flown and so much has happened…”

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