The jaw-dropping reason Escape to the Chateau will NEVER air in France revealed

ESCAPE to the Chateau will never be seen on French telly for one specific reason.

Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel Adoree have been transforming their French chateau since 2015, all while documenting their progress on the popular Channel 4 show.

Not only does Escape to the Chateau air on Channel 4 in the UK, but in many other countries around the world.

But one place it and its many spin-off series will never be seen is in France.

The popular couple is the reason behind this shocking fact and made it clear when they signed up for the show they did not want it airing in the country they now call home.

Dick and Angel's logic behind the choice is they want to retain their anonymity and not become a "celebrity couple" in France.

"We are very normal and that's the secret; people can see themselves in us," Dick told The Telegraph.

"We are definitely not a celebrity couple in our world. My mum would clip my ear if I acted like a b****y idiot.”

Obviously locals in the Martigne-sur-Mayenne region where the chateau is located know about the show's success, but Dick does not want to be any more famous than that.

Escape to the Chateau can be seen on TV on every continent around the world and in the UK the show's seventh season attracted an average audience of 3.1mil people.

Angel married Dick Strawbridge – whom she met via their shared agent – in November 2015, and they raised two children together, Arthur and Dorothy.

In January the same year, Angel and Dick quit the UK in search of a better life in France.

They purchased a 19th-century chateau – Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson – in the Pays de la Loire, and began restoring the property.

The property, which is featured in TV show Escape To The Chateau, has 45 rooms, 78 windows, 12 acres and one moat.

Angel is best known for writing the Vintage Tea Party book series, and she's also a trained image consultant.

She appeared on Dragon's Den in 2010 and was offered £100,000 investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and business, The Vintage Patisserie.

As for Dick who is best known for his work as a TV presenter on Scrapheap Challenge, he was a former lieutenant-colonel in the British Army.

Dick started life in Burma before being educated in Northern Ireland.

After attending Welbeck College, he later went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and received a commission to the army in 1979 and joined the Royal Corps of Signals a year later.

Dick was soon promoted to lieutenant and then to captain in 1985 and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2001.

In 1993 he was awarded an MBE for distinguished service in Northern Ireland and also had an honours degree in Electrical Engineering.

Other shows Dick has appeared on include It's Not Easy Being Green, The Biggest Railway In The World, Ready Steady Cook, Bargain Hunt, CarPool, and Trainspotting Live.

In 2010, Dick appeared on Celebrity MasterChef and gave himself food poisoning while on the show, eating a 'dodgy oyster' that made him violently sick.

All episodes of Escape To The Chateau are available to watch on Channel 4's streaming platform All 4.

There are seven series and 39 episodes in total, including various specials.



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