Escape to the Chateau's Dick and Angel Strawbridge might have filled our heads with dreams of moving to a French Castle. However, now the pair are inspiring Brits to stay home and give their house a small facelift. How? With their new show Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend.
Dick and Angel's new 4-part series 'Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend' will start next Thursday 30th July, 8pm on Channel 4.
Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend
The series will follow the Strawbridge family as they team up with families across the UK to provide them with advice and inspiration to carry our their own home projects. And it's not just homes in the UK who will be getting crafty on the series. Dick and Angel, along with their children will be trying out new past times and tackling their own 'dream' projects with a big reveal at the end.
Speaking on This Morning via video call about the new show Dick Strawbridge explained: 'Everyone has junk drawer somewhere in their house, they've got certain jobs that need to be done. We always have people asking us for our advice, on how we did this [The Chateau].'
'We thought we'd show them how to do some jobs, and find out how they've done some, too,' said Dick, explaining the concept of the new show . 'We'd visit their home on skype or facetime, and we'd find out what they've done.'
Due to the current circumstances, the Strawbridges have done all the filming themselves. If you loved Escape to the Chateau, be prepared for plenty more of Angel's creativity and Dick's ingenuity throughout the series.
'Between the pair of us we have nearly a century’s worth of “make do and mend” experience and so we are really excited to share our knowledge and passion with families across the UK,' says Dick and Angel.
'Finding ourselves with more time at home is a fantastic opportunity to fix those items that have been waiting for years, or to embark on a creative project.'
'Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend is about giving something you’ve always wanted to do a go, and bringing some happiness and joy into your home.'
Watch it next Thursday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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