Escape to the Chateau fans couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the transformation of Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s children.
The couple’s kids Arthur and Dorothy are known to viewers of the much-loved Channel 4 series which has seen cameras follow their parents’ journey from the UK to France as they purchased and renovated a beautiful 19th century chateau.
The Strawbridges had a busy Easter full of celebrations as Angel turned 44 on Thursday and daughter Dorothy turned eight the following day.
The DIY-loving family marked the occasion with a wholesome trip to the beach.
They took some snaps enjoying the sun, sea and sand in a series of pictures posted on Instagram by the couple.
Birthday girl Dorothy could be seen beaming with her brother Arthur as the pair held their spades in the air.
In another snap, Dick could be seen helping his kids dig a huge hole in the sand.
The photos were captioned: “Mr & Mrs Canute…Keeping the tide out! Couple of days at the beach…it’s still birthday week… just!
“Thank you for all your lovely messages. Completely felt the love”.
Amongst the obligatory birthday well-wishes, fans found themselves flabbergasted by the Strawbridge children and how much they had grown up since the last series ended.
One follower commented: “Dotty is getting as tall as Arthur! Two wonderful children.”
Another wrote: “They are growing up so fast! Slow down Father Time!”
A third echoed: “Wow the kids are really growing up fast!!!”
“They are growing so big, so fast!!!,” a fourth posted while another added: “Gosh, Arthur and Dorothy are growing up all too quickly.”
Earlier this year, Dick was forced to speak out about claims that growing up in a castle has made his young children ‘spoilt’.
The TV personality and his wife Angel insist that life in the beautiful Chateau de la Motte-Husson has not stopped their children from being down-to-earth.
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