In the latest episode of Escape to the Chateau: Make and Mend, Angel Adori bursts into tears.
The Channel 4 star is starring in the spin-off series Escape to the Chateau with her husband Dick Strawbridge.
In the series they’re helping other couples with DIY projects, after famously converting a crumbling French chateau into a one-story castle.
But a couple’s transformation brought Adori to tears as he spoke to Susan and Luke via a video call.
“A few weeks ago Susan and Luke came to us to convert their grandmother’s old wardrobe into a shoe storage showstopper,” explained Strawbridge.
“And now for the big reveal,” said Adori. “I’m very curious.”
Speaking to the couple from their impressive library, Adori was enlisted in their project.
He noticed how the couple had painted the cupboards blue on the inside and they had plenty of shelves to show off the cool shoes.
“It looks good, it was a joint effort,” Luke remarked as Adori was overwhelmed with emotion.
Susan explained that she wanted to renovate the wardrobe to reflect some of her memories of her mother.
“These are my favorite pairings,” said Susan.
“These are old mom’s shoes, they were mom’s, and now they’re mine.”
Strawbridge told them: “We have shelf envy, do you like your wardrobe?” And Luke replied: “I love it.”
“You two have done an amazing job,” said Strawbridge.
“Be respectful when it comes to DIY principles.
“You got it all right away but what you turned it into is amazing.”
Adori shares his thoughts: “But it’s not until you put on the paint, which is a really important element, that you bring the project to life.”
Susannah told the presenters: “Weirdly I walked into the loft and found a cute little thing that mom wrote, ‘I’m so proud you’re my daughter, I love you, mom.'”
“It wasn’t spectacular, but it was good to be. It was on the cards with a small angle.”
Adori broke down in tears again: “It’s so sweet, I’m sorry.”
Redhead entrepreneur Adori is well-known in the world of interior design and favors reusing outrageous prints and long-neglected vintage items.
She is best known for writing the Vintage Tea Party book series, and she is also a trained image consultant.
Adoree married Strawbridge – whom she met through her shared agent – in November 2015, and they raised two children, Arthur and Dorothy.
He left the UK in 2015 in search of a better life in France.
He purchased a 19th-century chateau – Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson – in the Pays de la Loire and began restoring the property.
The property, which is featured in the TV show Escape to the Chateau, has 45 rooms, 78 windows, 12 acres and a moat.
He paid £280,000 for the palace, but it came without electricity, heating or water – and a sanitation system that emptied into the ditch.
Engel said of the project: “We just jumped in and got on with it.
“Dick and I firmly believe that the harder you work, the luckier you are. And he’s very young at heart.”