Born in Burma, but raised and educated in Northern Ireland,
Dick Strawbridge retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001
before becoming a full-time television presenter and author (with
arguably the best moustache in showbusiness). He is a man of many
interests, some of which are reflected in his successful and varied
Angel Strawbridge is a 1940s vintage-clad redhead from East London. She is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a glamorous hospitality company, and author of the bestselling Vintage Tea Party series. In 2011 she opened her first Vintage Patisserie in Hackney, East London.
Dick and Angel met and fell in love in 2010. They have two children together: Arthur, born in 2013, and Dorothy, born in 2014. In 2015 they bought a derelict chateau in the Pays de la Loire and became the subjects of the hugely popular Channel 4 hit Escape to the Chateau. After extensive renovations on a shoestring budget, the couple married at their family home in November 2015.
In 2020, Dick and Angel published their first book together, A Year at the Chateau, which became an instant bestseller on publication.