Escape to the Chateau star Dick Strawbridge has confessed he “argues all the time” with his wife Angel Adoree, but has also insisted he doesn’t plan on changing any time soon. Speaking on their podcast, Dick & Angel’s Chat…Eau, the pair gave some insights into their eight-year marriage.
Angel, 45, and Dick, 64, first met in 2010 after being introduced by their mutual agent and went on to get married in 2015. They appeared in nine seasons of Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau together before the series finally concluded last year.
After getting a question from a listener about their marriage tips for the winter season, the former Channel 4 stars suggested that “making time” for one another was the secret to a happy marriage. However, Angel later joked: “You could have just said it in one line, ‘Agree with your wife’.”
As she chuckled into the microphone, Dick interjected: “‘Happy wife, happy life’ is just so overrated. We argue all the time and I intend to keep arguing,” he insisted.
Angel also acknowledged that her husband had a “passionate stance” on the subject. “And as you get older you can become even more cantankerous and get away with it,” Dick quipped.
“You know idea… I have almost got to that age where I can be as naughty and as cantankerous as I want.
“And you still have to be nice to me because I’m going to die first,” he told Angel, as she continued to giggle before they moved the conversation on to more festive topics of conversation.
Angel has admitted on a previous podcast episode that she will often go to “any length” to prove that she is right, before revealing that the pair rarely argue about “important stuff”.
“We’re not arguing about values…” she said. “But it will be the silliest thing that you’ll say something and I’ll say, ‘Well that didn’t happen like that’ or ‘I told you that yesterday’ and you don’t remember.”
Angel and Dick share two children together: a 10-year-old son named Arthur and daughter Dorothy, nine.
Dick also has two grown-up children from his marriage to first wife Brigit Strawbridge Howard: James, 39, and Charlotte, 35.
Dick & Angel’s Chat…Eau podcast is available to listen to on streaming platforms now.