Escape to the Chateau's Dick and Angel Strawbridge have an exciting announcement about the new series

Escape to the Chateau series 8 will be back on our screens very soon...

Dick and Angel Strawbridge have revealed that Escape to the Chateau series 8 will be returning to Channel 4 this weekend on the 24th October at 8pm.

The couple took to Instagram to reveal the exciting news. 'We are so, so excited for this announcement... The Strawbridge's are making their long-awaited return to @Channel4 on Sunday, 24th October at 8pm. for a brand new 8 part series of Escape to The Chateau!'

In the caption, the Strawbridge's revealed that we can expect family adventures and even more incredible renovation projects and big reveals tackled by Dick's ingenuity and Angel's artistic vision.

What can we expect in Escape to the Chateau series 8?

The new series will also include a magical Christmas special bursting with Angel's unique Christmas ideas to get us all in the festive spirit.

Dick and Angel Strawbridge

(Image credit: Escape to the Chateau)

In each series, the couple chooses to tackle part of the Chateau. In this series they will be taking on the exterior of the property. The roof and outside walls will be the biggest project they have taken on to date.

However, if you're after some bedroom ideas the Strawbridge Suite will also be getting a makeover. Plus we can expect Grandma and Papi Steve’s Coach House to get its finishing touches.

Escape to the Chateau first appeared on our TV's back in 2016, and has been a firm household favourite ever since. The TV show follows the lives of Angel and Dick Strawbridge as they bought, renovated, and restored their 45-bedroom, 19th-century chateau in the Pays de la Loire.

Angel Strawbridge cutting fabric pattern.

(Image credit: Kindling Media Ltd)

Each series has followed the family through a different phase in the chateau's development process. The show has proved so popular it has spawned spin-off shows including 'Escape to the Chateau: Make to and Mend', where Angel and Dick helped families tackle their DIY and decorating ideas at home.

The couple have recently written a book called Living The Chateau Dream about their renovation adventures. It goes on sale on 28th October and is currently available to pre-order on Amazon.

Angel Strawbridge hanging patterned fabrics

(Image credit: Kindling Media Ltd)

'It's hard to believe we started our journey over six years ago'  say the couple. 'The Chateau has changed and evolved, and we have loved every moment, every challenge!'.

'We feel very humbled to have the opportunity to continue sharing our adventures. 2021 has been an interesting and unusual year. With weddings and events still on hold, we've been busy tackling that long 'to do' list and spending quality time together as a family.'

The new series will start on 24th October at 8pm on Channel 4

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.