Escape to the Chateau's Dick and Angel insist 'there are two sides'
Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge have released a statement insisting ‘there are two sides to every story’ as they confirm they’ve parted ways from Channel 4.
Earlier on Friday, mum-of-two Angel was reportedly caught launching a foul-mouthed attack at a Channel 4 producer in leaked audio.
The report of the recording comes after it was announced that husband-wife duo Dick and Angel were under investigation by Channel 4 as the broadcaster cut ties with them.
The pair have now released a statement on Instagram, thanking fans for their support and saying their future looks ‘exciting’.
They wrote: ‘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.
‘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.’
Alongside their lengthy post, they shared a montage of images and wrote: ‘A big Thank You.’
Their statement comes after audio obtained by Deadline and heard by Metro.co.uk, in which it is claimed that Angel can be heard calling a member of the film crew a ‘f****d up little c**t’.
During the incident, a woman said to be Angel says her husband speaks to people like ‘a piece of s**t’.
The publication notes that the clip was recorded during filming on one of the first four seasons of Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau.
This comes after sources alleged Dick and Angel clashed with producers, previously telling Deadline: ‘There has been a deteriorating relationship between Two Rivers and Dick and Angel’s Chateau TV for various reasons and it all came to a head.’
‘Producers turn them into this perfect, brilliant, funny couple. They’re that on camera, but that’s about it,’ another source added.
However, one producer described them as ‘warm and welcoming.’
Channel 4 had ordered an independent investigation into their conduct, which has now concluded.
A spokesperson for the channel previously told Metro.co.uk: ‘Following a review, we have taken the decision not to work with Dick and Angel on any new productions in the future.’
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