Dick and Angel announce break from Chateau as they make emotional return to the UK
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Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge have announced that they’re taking a break from their French home, Château de la Motte-Husson, as they return to the UK for the first time in two years. Confirming the emotional news on Instagram, the couple made the announcement which was instantly met with well-wishes from viewers of the hit Channel 4 show.
Next week we will be packing our final bits and heading over to the UK
Dick and Angel
In view of their 174,000 Instagram followers, the pair announced their emotional return as they prepare to travel back from France.
They wrote: “Next week we will be packing our final bits and heading over to the UK.
“It’s been nearly two years since we visited loved ones and we are going to spend time seeing friends and family.”
Despite having kept in touch with family by technology, Dick and Angel revealed that they couldn’t wait to hug their loved ones again.
“Facetime, Zoom.. chatting on the phone has kept us connected, but there is nothing like a hug and sharing that moment together,” they continued.
The pair told how there were new additions who they had yet to meet, as well as having the opportunity to “cheers” family members they have lost.
They went on: “We can’t wait to meet new additions to our family, tell stories and cheers loved ones that are not here and with that in mind we plan to enjoy every moment.
“Have a lovely evening! XXX.
“PS – Wedding Picture with loved ones!” they added before ending the post.
Dick and Angel moved to France in 2015 to do up the run-down, 45-room chateau.
They’ve spent the past six years doing up their dream home, documenting their progress on Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau.
However, Angel has recently admitted she still gets a “weird” feeling when she leaves their home in Martigné-sur-Mayenne.
She explained: “It is really weird because whenever we go back to England, we say, ‘We’re going home.’
“We’ve just come back from Ireland and we were, ‘Going home’ to Ireland.
“And then wherever we are, we say we’re going home to France,” she added.
Angel went on: “So I feel like we’re multi-homing.”
However, Angel did admit England will always hold a special place in their hearts.
“England will always be our home,” she added. “We’re British.
“But France very much feels like being home,” she told Annie O’Leary and Wendy Golledge on the Sweat, Snot and Tears podcast.
Dick, Angel and their children Arthur, eight and Dorothy, seven, prepare to return to the UK after having shared their recent travels down to Chamonix over the summer.
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