ESCAPE to the Chateau star Angel Adoree has admitted she 'nearly killed' her husband Dick Strawbridge over their extensive home renovation.
The popular Channel 4 series follows the British couple's new life and home in France, after moving from London six years ago.
Cameras have been documenting Dick, 61, and his wife Angel, 43, for the past five years as they renovate their 19th-century castle in the Martigne-sur-Mayenne region of France.
But the French fairytale isn't always what it seems.
In fact, in the stressful lead up to their wedding day, Angel revealed she "nearly killed" Dick over the building work.
She revealed: "What Dick’s achieved this year has been phenomenal. The infrastructure, the plumbing, the electrics, the sewage.
"That is a 20 man job for nine months, he has just been so incredible."
Angel added: "We have nearly killed ourselves, I’ve nearly killed Dick. He’s wanted everything to be just right and perfect and so have I.
"We’re really knackered everyone’s knackered around us as well."
Meanwhile, Dick previously admitted he had to be "brutal" with his wife in order to get their building project done.
Dick told The Express: "I really had to be quite brutal and say 'what has to be done' as to rather ' what would you like to have done'.
"The must-dos are getting a cloak room at this level, because if you come to our house and want to go to the loo, you can either go to a shed or up several flights of stairs."
He insisted they had to focus on the "must dos first" in order to make the property liveable.
Based in Pays de la Loire near Nantes, the castle sports a mammoth 45 rooms for the family, which also includes eight-year-old Arthur and seven-year-old Dorothy.
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Dick also has two children from his first marriage to Brigit; son James, 37, and daughter Charlotte, 35.
Now five years into the project, the couple have completely transformed the grounds around their home to grow a whole array of flowers and produce.
In a recent post on their Instagram page, Dick and Angel shared a picture of their garden with their followers.
They wrote alongside it: "We simply had to share this image of Dick surrounded by colour in the gardens of The Chateau!"
Escape to the Chateau is available to watch on All 4.