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Two Rivers Media and Chateau TV have secured a major 2-year programming deal from Channel 4 to supply new programming under the ‘Chateau’ brand.

The deal includes two new eight-part series of Escape to the Chateau, the international hit series hosted by Dick and Angel; a recommission of Escape to the Chateau: Make, Do And Mend; and a further series featuring Dick and Angel which is currently in development.

The announcement follows the seventh series of Escape to the Chateau which was its best performing series, reaching 3.1million, a 13.1% share.

Lizi Wootton, Head of Popular Factual, Two Rivers, says: “We are extremely proud to be making these series for Channel 4. Our strategic partnership with Chateau TV is important for us as a growing indie with ambitions to make programming which is both creatively strong and internationally successful. Working with Dick and Angel, some of the most popular talent on-screen today, is extremely exciting and am personally delighted to be building on our long-standing relationship.

“There is a huge opportunity to grow the success of the Chateau brand on-screen and we are thrilled to be playing such a key role in its programming future.”

Dick and Angel Strawbridge say: “We are excited to be at the start of what we hope will be a long and successful relationship with Two Rivers, one of the most exciting indies in the UK sector at the moment. We first started working with Lizi when Escape to the Chateau was little more than an idea, so it’s terrific to be collaborating again on these series and growing our creative relationship.”

Sean Doyle, Deputy Head of Features & Formats at Channel 4, adds: “Angel and Dick are hugely popular as was seen by the reaction to Make Do and Mend and the record breaking figures for Escape to the Chateau at the end of 2020. They are jewels in the Channel 4 crown and it’s been an exhilarating ride helping them grow over the last 2 years.”

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