Escape to the Chateau star Angel Strawbridge launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a producer for allegedly posting pictures to social media of a man resembling her husband, a leaked audio recording has shown.
The recording, obtained by entertainment website Deadline, shows Angel called one crew member a “f----- up little c---” during a heated discussion on the show filmed at the 19th-century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France.
An altercation is understood to have taken place during filming on one of the first four seasons of Escape to the Chateau when the 45-year-old questioned producers about a delay in her schedule.
She then accused one individual of uploading images on Instagram of a man who had a likeness to Dick, her husband.
In the newly released recording, Angel can be heard saying: “Who is that inspired by when you’re f------ working at the chateau? Just tell me that and then you can f------ leave and this is me f------ angry because I think you’re a f----- up little c---.”
The leaked audio emerged just hours before the couple released a statement thanking fans for their support after Channel 4 confirmed it would no longer work with them.
Both the broadcaster and production company Two Rivers Media said ties with the couple had been severed following an investigation into alleged bullying and concerning behaviour on set.
The couple declined to comment on the clip but did release a statement addressing their departure from Channel 4 for the first time.
But in a message posted on the couple’s Instagram page, the Strawbridges insisted it was their decision to step back from the show.
They wrote: “We know there are lots of stories in the press right now. It’s not worth us even trying to comment or give context, because anything can be made into a good headline. We understand.
“There are two sides to every story and from the incredible support we have received, most of you know that.
“We are proud of who we are, and we feel we must do what we believe to be correct, that is in fact what kept Escape to the Chateau unique, and whilst we have indeed parted ways with Channel 4, we are hugely grateful to them and their teams for their support and creativity over the years.
“The future truly could not look more exciting and we thank you for your continued love and support.”
The couple has previously denied allegations that they bullied or were aggressive towards crew members.
Allegations of bullying by the couple towards producers during the first four seasons emerged in 2021 as a former crew member likened working with the Strawbridges to an “abusive relationship”.
Two sources told the Times newspaper they had seen unaired footage of Dick threatening to throw another crew member “out the f---ing window” of the chateau while brandishing a hammer.
In response, a representative of the couple quoted a series director at the time of the alleged incident who said he never saw or heard evidence of Mr Strawbridge threatening to throw anyone out of a window.
Escape to the Chateau was aired on Channel 4 for six years before the ninth and final season concluded last year.