Escape to the Chateau's Dick Strawbridge blasts claims his kids are 'spoilt'

ESCAPE to the Chateau star Dick Strawbridge has blasted claims that his children are "spoilt" due to them growing up in a castle.

The TV personality and his wife Angel Adoree are bringing up their two kids – Arthur, eight, and Dorothy, seven – at their stunning French property.

Dick, 62, has insisted that despite the family calling the idyllic 45-room castle their home, his children continue to have a "normal" childhood.

He and Angel, 43, blasted claims that the kids were growing up "spoilt" because of their lifestyle at Chateau de la Motte-Husson in northern France.

The couple told Radio 5 Live that it was "ridiculous" to suggest the children didn't know the value of money, insisting they understand what it is "to work".

"It is ridiculous," Dick said. "My eldest daughter, Charlotte, said, ‘How are Arthur and Dorothy not going to be spoilt living in a castle?’

"They haven’t known anything different, but they know that you work to actually achieve the life you do. Those values and the things we do, they are very aware.

"Yes, they’ve got a lovely playroom full of their stuff, their bedrooms, they’ve got a lovely environment. But their friends come and it’s not unusual. It’s just normal.

"When Arthur and Dorothy go to visit their friends in the village, you know, they know it’s different, but they don’t see it as being anything especially different."

Mum Angel clarified that the children share a "relatively small" bedroom within the house, as well as one bathroom, as the rest is kept separate for guests.

The star joked that if everyone had their own room, it would be like "moving to the next-door neighbour's house" every time they went to bed.

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Dick went onto insist his kids understood the value of the property, as he joked they would not be "hosting wild parties" at the home when they had grown up.

He joked: "I’ll be there being as crusty and as grumpy as I am. So, they will probably be better off going to somebody else’s house because I am an old fart."

Dick and Angel purchased the stunning French chateau in 2015 for a minimal £280,000 – and have spent years renovating the build.

The Chateau de la Motte-Husson now has a value of £2million and is a popular wedding location, with the family charging £34,000 for each big day.

It comes days after Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel Adoree recently gave fans an insight into how they spend the festive period with their kids.

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