Dick Strawbridge shares tips for planning a DIY project

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Dick Strawbridge, 61, revealed his wife Angel Adoree, 43, has begged him to live for another 30 years. The stars of Escape To The Chateau shot to fame as they renovate their 45-room French home, but the former lieutenant-colonel has been very frank about their age gap and warned her that eventually, she will have to go on without him.

Angela only has so many years of me before I turn my toes up

Dick Strawbridge

In a recent joint interview, he quipped: “Angela only has so many years of me before I turn my toes up.

“That’s a brutal fact.”

But a more positive Angel quickly chimed in: “I have asked for 30 more years!”

Despite her pleas, Dick has begun planning his funeral arrangements and hopes to be buried somewhere near their stunning French home.

“There is no doubt I am going to be planted somewhere here,” he explained.

“We are just doing what we do.

“As we keep saying to viewers, anybody can do whatever they set out to do if they just go for it,” he continued to tell the Telegraph.

The couple, who share eight-year-old Arthur and seven-year-old Dorothy together, tied the knot in 2015 after meeting at a friends 40th birthday party in 2010 that Angel was hosting.

But it’s not the first time they have addressed their 18-year age gap.

Dick initially feared their relationship wouldn’t work, and suggested his now wife should opt for someone younger.

“The first thing I saw when I met Angel – I call her Angela – was her smile,” he beamed in an interview with The Times.

“It’s phenomenal!”

Speaking of the night they first laid eyes each other, he said: “We barely spoke that night, but we knew that there was something at first sight. And we fell in love very quickly.”

“After spending Christmas together we knew we had to have the conversation.

“I said, ‘Damn, girl, this is wonderful, but we really have to think about ending this.'”

In a separate interview, he explained how he thought it would be the best decision for Angel and was taken aback when she told him she wanted him.

“Angel and I had our fun, then I told her it was time for her to find a young man, have children, because I felt I shouldn’t keep her from that,” he told You Magazine.

“What she said, b****y woman, was that she actually wanted me,” Dick smiled.

But Angel has admitted she “just didn’t think about” when it comes to love.

She previously told The Sun: “Age is but a number, and Dick’s always had a really ­wonderful energy and he’s a doer.

“He is just so passionate about life, everything Dick has done in his life, he’s got the most out of it. I just love that about him.”

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