Escape to the Chateau's Angel Strawbridge breaks silence on foul-mouthed rant and refuses to apologise

Angel Strawbridge with Dick Strawbridge
-Credit: (Image: (Image: ITV))


Angel Strawbridge has opened up about the reasons behind her explosive tirade against a colleague from Escape To The Chateau, which was leaked last year. In the recording, the 46-year-old is heard calling the unnamed individual a "f***ed up little c***" and demanding they leave her property.

Until now, Angel and her husband Dick had not delved into the specifics of the incident, but she has decided it's time to tackle the "tsunami of untruths". Angel recounted that the incident on the tape, which still irritates her, happened six years ago during a peak period for the hit Channel 4 show.

She went on to reveal that the target of her outburst was a temporary worker who engaged in several "unacceptable" actions. According to Angela, this "difficult" person sketched disturbing images of Dick slaughtering animals and was cruel to her children, even going as far as breaking their fishing rods.

The star of Escape To The Chateau, during her appearance on Elizabeth Day's How To Fail podcast, revealed: "We had so many amazing people filming Escape to the Chateau but in this particular quite small time frame had someone who wasn't particularly very nice. His behaviour was completely unacceptable."

She continued: "It didn't just happen in one little moment, it happened over lots of different occasions. First of all, I'm not a b****y 'poor me and the reason I'm here just want to get some of this off my chest", reports the Express.

Escape To The Chateau cast
Escape To The Chateau finished last year -Credit:Instagram/@the_chateau_tv

Angel then described this individual as "difficult" and said she " to won't have the head space to address his behaviour" due to the hectic filming schedule.

On the day the audio was recorded, the mother-of-two claimed she was "set up" by him intentionally. She explained: "The way he was acting was how he's never acted with me before."

Reflecting on the incident, she added: "Looking back at it, it was so b****y easy to see as that's exactly what happened. You don't accidentally film someone when you're not filming (for the show), it completely happened secretively and on purpose."

She continued: "I was upstairs and he came up in a really very out of character way for him and was really in my face, kind of angry, sort of like he lost in a way."

The mother-of-two admitted she hasn't listened back to the audio as it makes her "feel sick", but knows from her friends that he "took out" what he had said to her beforehand to provoke her.

"Everything he was doing and saying, I can't really remember his words at the time, but he was just really in my face and then I was just like, 'Get out of my f*****g house'. I can't even remember what I said."

Dick and Angel Strawbridge
The pair shot to fame on the Channel 4 show -Credit:CHANNEL 4

Angel recounted, admitting she "saw red" during the confrontation but felt "proud" for standing up for herself. She expressed regret over her choice of words, saying: "I probably wish I didn't use the word, I don't even like that word."

She described feeling uncontrollably shaken by the incident, yet resolute in her reaction: "What's interesting is, I was the one in the wrong for losing my temper and I will not apologise. He was so disrespectful in our house, he was so upsetting to me and my family."

She added: "It was sad because we finished Escape To The Chateau on a high after nine series."

On the subject of the leaked audio, Angel speculated: "I think because we had just finished Escape To The Chateau, people think we were weak, I'm not really quite sure. The bottom line is, the people we were filming with at the time, we just weren't vibing with.

"I think any opportunity that they could to put that back in the limelight, they would've done that."

A representative for Channel 4 was contacted by Express.co.uk for a comment. When the leaked audio first surfaced, a spokesperson for Channel 4 stated: "Channel 4 is taking an active role in challenging unacceptable behaviour in our industry."

"Following a review of our processes in 2021 we have made it easier to raise complaints both formally and informally."

"We require all our production partners to follow our Supplier Code of Conduct and when concerns are raised with us, they will be taken seriously and action will happen to ensure they are investigated and addressed appropriately."

"There is always more to do and alongside our suppliers we are committed to building safe, inclusive and professional working environments."