Dick Strawbridge has become one of TV’s most colourful characters with his antics on Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau.
On the popular show, Dick stars with wife Angel Adoree as they renovate their 19th-century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, but their relationship has been dwarfed by the length of his first marriage.
Between 1982 and 2010, Dick was married to Brigit Strawbridge and they had two children together.
Brigit had a love for nature and was an environmental activist and during their 28 year marriage, Dick and Brigit welcomed son James and daughter Charlotte.
James has since joined his father on his French adventure as he cooked up a storm as a chef at the chateau.
He also starred alongside his dad in a series called The Hungry Sailors, which aired between 2012 and 2013.
Since splitting from Brigit, Dick has not commented about why their relationship fell apart after more than three decades together but they have both remarried since.
Brigit found love with her partner Rob and tied the knot in 2017.
Meanwhile Dick met Angel in 2015 and they married in a ceremony at their French chateau.
They have since had two children, son Arthur and daughter Dorothy.
While Dick has kept quiet about Brigit, he has revealed how he met Angel and how their romance blossomed.
He said: “I was over 50 when I met Angel, and I didn’t ask her age because that was a scary thing to do.
“Our agent had introduced us because we had a similar work ethic.”
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Dick also opened up about how he felt about becoming a father again in his fifties.
He told You Magazine: “So Angel and I had our fun, then I told her it was time for her find a young man, have children, because I felt I shouldn’t keep her from that.
“And what she said, bloody woman, was that she actually wanted me.”
*Escape to the Chateau airs on Channel 4.
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