Escape to the Chateau (Series 8) is back with more heart-warming adventures, epic renovations, and a truly magical Christmas


The Strawbridges return to Channel 4 on Sunday, 24th October at 8pm (8 x 60 mins episodes) with more family adventures, awe-inspiring renovation projects, big reveals, and a magical Christmas special in the eighth series of the prime-time ratings-busting Escape to the Chateau.

Bringing a warm hug into Sunday night living rooms, Dick, Angel, Arthur and Dorothy share more enchanting tales from The Chateau as they continue the renovation of their 19th-century fairytale home and grounds.

With weddings and events on hold for the second year, Dick and Angel bite the bullet and make the big decision to tackle the exterior of the Chateau. The roof and outside walls are their biggest project to date and the Chateau quickly becomes a building site! Despite the havoc, the chateau reveals more of its secrets and Dick and Angel find an ingenious way of creating a special stargazing space as they tackle the neglected attic.

It’s truly an action-packed series. The Strawbridge Suite has a make-over reflecting the growth of Arthur and Dorothy and the final phase of Grandma and Papi Steve’s Coach House is finished.

The Chateau also see their first guests in the Walled Garden when Arthur and Dorothy throw a garden party for their friends and their families, complete with giant games, fact finding quizzes, and a traditional English afternoon tea.

Dick and Angel Strawbridge say, “It’s hard to believe we started our journey over six years ago. The Chateau has changed and evolved, and we have loved every moment, every challenge! We feel very humble 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. There’s been plenty of surprises along the way and we can’t wait to share the next part of our journey with you.”