They swapped a two-bed flat in Essex for a derelict chateau in France, which they transformed into a glorious family home.
Now Dick and Angel Strawbridge are offering fans of Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau a chance to stay at their beautifully renovated home as part of a new competition.
They are asking participants to share what new skills they’ve learnt during the coronavirus lockdown.
It comes ahead of the beloved couple’s new television series Make, Do & Mend, which sees them help families with DIY dilemmas.
Win a chance to stay at Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s chateau in France
During the TV series Escape to the Chateau, we have seen Dick & Angel undertake various DIY tasks, from installing bathrooms to creating memorable harlequin wallpaper made from offcuts found in the attic.
They are now looking to help others – and in the spirit of lockdown, the couple are only using what the families have to hand.
The competition is focused on wellbeing and how people have overcome a challenge or achieved something creative and inspiring during lockdown.
Dick and Angel swapped their two-bed flat in Essex for this chateau
The couple have a new series called Make, Do & Mend (transmission dates to be announced)
We saw Angel create her harlequin design during the earlier series of Escape to the Chateau
The harlequin design was first used on wallpaper but transferred to curtain fabric and cushions
Angel explained: ‘It may be that you’ve finally mastered your sun salutations by practicing yoga in your living room, or you’ve dug out your paints and easel to get creative with all the extra time at home.
‘Maybe you’ve even challenged yourself to get through those DIY projects you’ve been meaning to start, that have niggled you for years.’
Dick and Angel have undertaken various DIY tasks during their show, Escape to the Chateau
The competition prize is a ‘magical night at Dick and Angle’s fairytale home’, which includes an overnight stay for two people in the chateau’s honeymoon suite, and a special dinner cooked and hosted by Dick and Angel.
Dick said: ‘We all know the importance of having a project that excites us, it’s good for the soul and gives us something to look forward to.
‘At this strange time that we find ourselves in, we’re focusing on enjoying family life, looking after ourselves and letting our creativity flow – and having a project, or two, on the go keeps the grey cells active.
‘We hope people at home will feel inspired to have a go at entering and we can’t wait to see all their fabulous ideas and achievements.’
You can enter the competition here with a deadline of 28 August 2020. The winner will then be announced in October.