Who is Angel Strawbridge? All you need to know about the Escape To The Chateau star
Chances are you, like us, are huge fans of the Channel 4 programme Escape To The Chateau, but who is Angel Strawbridge? Here's what we know...
Angel Strawbridge is an interior designer who has also worked in the hospitality trade, but today she is best known as the star of the Channel 4 programme Escape to the Chateau. The popular show has followed Angel and husband Dick as they transformed the dilapidated 19th century Chateau de la Motte-Husson in north-west France into a wedding and events venue. She also goes by the name Angel Adorée and is famous for championing all things vintage.
Did you know... Angel appeared on Dragon's Den in 2010? After a grilling she secured backing from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for her business The Vintage Patisserie. Although the partnership ultimately did not go ahead, Angel and Deborah have remained friends ever since.
How old is Angel Strawbridge?
Angel Strawbridge was born in 1978 so in 2021 she celebrated her 43rd birthday. Her birth name was Angela Newman, and she grew up in Canvey Island, Essex.
How many seasons of Escape To The Chateau are there?
There have been seven seasons of the show so far, with the eighth season hitting the airwaves in October 2021
Where can I buy Angel Srawbridge's chateau-inspired wallpaper and vintage designs?
Creations from Angel's brand 'The Chateau by Angel Strawbridge' are available at Wayfair, Wallpaper Direct, World of Wallpaper, Argos, and many more outlets.
You may recognise some of the designs from the show, including the famous 'Wallpaper Museum' design created from rolls of vintage wallpaper she found in the attic.
Can you stay at Château de la Motte-Husson from Escape to the Chateau?
Yes, you can stay at Château de la Motte-Husson! As well as hosting weddings, the couple hold regular events and there is a variety of accommodation on offer, including a boat and some magical glamping pods! However you might have to wait, as there is a bit of a backlog caused by the pandemic.
Who is Dick Strawbridge, Angel's husband?
Ex-engineer and army captain Dick Strawbridge came into the public eye when he was a contestant on the programme Scrapheap Challenge. He then became an expert before replacing Robert Llewellyn as its presenter. Dick went on to present many other programmes including It's Not Easy Being Green, Coast - and of course our favourite, Escape To The Chateau.
When did Dick and Angel get married?
The pair met in 2010, at an event Dick put on an at one of his pop-up restaurants , and in 2013 they welcomed their first child, Arthur. A year later, he was joined by little sister Dorothy.
Dick and Angel got married in November 2015, with the celebration filmed as part of the first series of Escape To The Chateau.
How much is Angel Strawbridge worth?
It is difficult to say but it's safe to say she has done rather well. The chateau is estimated to be worth around £2million and if you want to hold your wedding at the chateau it will set you back more £34,000... Then there's the sales of her designs, books, personal appearances, and TV work. Yep there's no doubt the woman from East London has done very well for herself since appearing on Dragon's Den with a vision and a dream more than 10 years ago.
Debbie Graham is the senior digital editor for YourHomeStyle, and is passionate about vintage interiors. In her free time she loves nothing better than scouring second-hand and vintage shops for bargains and upcycling projects. Her home is a Victorian house that is a bit of a project and when she's not putting buckets under leaks you can find her painting and patching