Escape to the Chateau's ninth season will be its LAST

Au revoir to Escape to the Chateau! Stars Dick and Angel confirm their upcoming ninth season will be their last and say they’ve cherished the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ of their six-year reality TV journey

  • Escape to the Chateau’s ninth season will be its last, the Strawbridges confirmed
  • They said ‘we have cherished every second… the good, the bad and the ugly’ 
  • Will return to our screens this autumn for more heart-warming family adventures
  • Channel 4 has commissioned Escape to the Chateau: Secret France due in 2023 

Escape to the Chateau’s ninth season will be its last, Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel have confirmed – as they say ‘we have cherished every second… the good, the bad and the ugly’.

The Strawbridges will return to our screens this autumn for more heart-warming family adventures, innovative renovations and spectacular celebrations in their final series of Escape to the Chateau.

The hit Channel 4 show – which was the channel’s biggest in 2020 – follows the pair as they renovate a run-down 45-room moated chateau bought for just £280,000 in 2015 – which now hosts fairytale weddings in the Pays de la Loire region.

For those who have followed the family’s journey, fear not: Channel 4 has commissioned Escape to the Chateau: Secret France due to air in 2023, which will follow Dick and Angel’s adventures as they unlock the mysteries of the country.

Dick and Angel said of the news: ‘Escape to the Chateau has been our family journey; our decision to buy a Chateau with no water, electricity, heating or sewage has taken us on the adventure of a lifetime and we could never have imagined what would unfold. 


Escape to the Chateau’s ninth season will be its last, Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel have confirmed – as they say ‘we have cherished every second… the good, the bad and the ugly’. Pictured, left in 2016, and right in 2022

The Strawbridges will return to our screens this autumn for more heart-warming family adventures, innovative renovations and spectacular celebrations in their final series of Escape to the Chateau (pictured)

‘The good, the bad and the ugly…we have cherished every second and love that we have a visual record to show Arthur and Dorothy (their children) when they’re older.

‘We’re so grateful to everyone who continues to support us and we’re looking forward to what the future holds. As one Chateau chapter ends, so another Chateau story begins…’

Viewers took to Twitter to share their shock and upset, with one writing: ‘Noooooooo it can’t be that this year’s #EscapetotheChateau is going to be last series, say it’s not true @dickstrawbridge.’

Another wrote: ‘The 9th season of #escapetothechateau will be the last one. My heart cannot take it. But I am excited for Escape to the Chateau: Secret France.’

The hit Channel 4 show – which was the channel’s biggest in 2020 – follows the pair as they renovate a run-down 45-room moated chateau bought for just £280,000 in 2015 – which now hosts fairytale weddings in the Pays de la Loire region. Pictured, the Strawbridges

Reaction: Viewers took to Twitter to share their shock and upset, with one writing: ‘Noooooooo it can’t be that this year’s #EscapetotheChateau is going to be last series, say it’s not true @dickstrawbridge.’

In the new series of Escape to the Chateau, the property is open for business after two years of closure and is making up for lost time – hosting weddings, events, and its biggest ever Christmas extravaganza to mark the end of an unforgettable.

But before the celebrations can begin there are some pretty sizable jobs to finish – including turning a cider store into a wedding workshop, where items for their business will be stored, organised and created.

Elsewhere, the replacement of the 62 windows is finally underway and the last remaining part of the attic is turned into a family games room.

For those who have followed the family’s journey, fear not: Channel 4 has commissioned Escape to the Chateau: Secret France due to air in 2023, which will follow Dick and Angel’s adventures as they unlock the mysteries of the country. Pictured, the Strawbridges


In the new series of Escape to the Chateau, the property is open for business after two years of closure and is making up for lost time – hosting weddings, events, and its biggest ever Christmas extravaganza to mark the end of an unforgettable. Pictured, Angel

But before the celebrations can begin there are some pretty sizable jobs to finish – including turning a cider store into a wedding workshop, where items for their business will be stored, organised and created. Pictured, Dick Strawbridge

As the year comes to a close, the family reminisce about the last seven years since they moved to France, purchasing a home which had no electricity, water or sewage.

Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor for Channel said: ‘Across nine series we have seen the chateau rise from its ruins into the beautiful home and venue it is today. 

‘We look forward to working with Two Rivers and Chateau TV to follow Dick and Angel as they turn their attentions to new projects and new adventures, firstly unlocking the secrets of beautiful France in a brand new travel series.’

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