FROM being a lieutenant in the army to presenting Escape to the Chateau.
This is all about Dick Strawbridge.
How old is Escape To The Chateau star Dick Strawbridge?
Dick was born Richard Francis Strawbridge in Burma on September 3, 1959.
His wife and co-presenter Angel Adoree is 44 years old and 18 years his junior.
Dick is a British TV presenter and lieutenant-colonel, who is famous for hosting Scrapheap Challenge.
Born the third of seven kids, Dick started life in Burma before being educated in Northern Ireland.
After attending Welbeck College, he later went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2001 after his stint in the Royal Corps of Signals.
In 1993 he was awarded an MBE for distinguished service in Northern Ireland and also had an honours degree in Electrical Engineering.
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When was Dick Strawbridge on MasterChef?
In summer 2010, Dick appeared on Celebrity MasterChef.
He reached the final alongside Christine Hamilton and winner Lisa Faulkner.
Dick gave himself food poisoning while on the show, eating a ‘dodgy oyster’ that made him violently sick.
Fortunately he was just testing his meal and no one else fell ill.
What other TV shows has Dick Strawbridge been on?
Other shows Dick has appeared on include Scrapheap Challenge, It’s Not Easy Being Green, The Biggest Railway In The World, Ready Steady Cook, Bargain Hunt, CarPool, and Trainspotting Live.
He is best known for appearing in Escape To The Chateau with his wife Angel.
Dick and Angel have confirmed the series will return for one last season on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
The couple said on Instagram: “So excited to say that the new series of Escape to the Chateau starts in Sunday 30th October at 8pm on Channel 4!”
What’s Dick Strawbridge’s net worth?
Dick and Angel did up the French chateau on a shoestring budget.
But thanks to their now luxurious 45 bedroom mansion, the couple are expected to be worth millions – with some estimating their fortune at over £2 million – although their exact net worth is unknown.
The couple paid £280,000 for their chateau in 2015 and transformed it into an upmarket wedding venue valued at £2million.
Now the pair charge huge fees for couples to tie the knot in the moated property in Pays de la Loire.
The typical cost of a wedding for the maximum 80 guests allowed is more than £34,000 — and it’s booked up for the next two years.