Peter Andre’s chipolata fury: Singer says ‘there would be outrage if a man said this about a woman’

Peter Andre said today on Instagram that there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy, after his manhood was dragged into the Wagatha Christie court case when Rebekah Vardy compared it to a ‘chipolata.’

It comes as Rebekah likened Coleen Rooney to a ‘pigeon that s**ts in your hair’, in comments made in a 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, and read out to the High Court by Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne today.

Asked whether she ever argued with her rival, Rebekah told the interviewer: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s**t in your hair.’  

Peter Andre, 49, said that he has managed to see the funny side of the reference, took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy.

‘I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying,’ he said in a video.  

He captioned a new video: ‘Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion.

‘Just a couple of things first. Sorry to Emily and the children that have had to see and hear some not very nice things… 

You all know I like to take the p*** out of myself but maybe I felt a bit vulnerable this morning. Love from an Aussie Brit Greek.’ 

In the video itself, he said: ‘Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out. 

’15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say.’

‘Okay yes, now, [Vardy] gone to court and admitted that the story was made up, and she did that because her ex-husband forced her to do it. 

‘There would be outrage if a man said this about a woman’: Peter Andre, 49, said he feels ‘vulnerable’ after the size of his manhood was dragged into the Rebekah Vardy court case on Instagram on Thursday

Defending herself: Rebekah Vardy told London's High Court that she regretted comparing his private member to a 'chipolata' in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview  - pictured on Tuesday

Defending herself: Rebekah Vardy told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing his private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview  – pictured on Tuesday 

Social media: The star took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman's anatomy

Social media: The star took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy

Clearing things up: In the video itself, he said: 'Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven't had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I'm just going to put it out

Clearing things up: In the video itself, he said: ‘Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out

He captioned a new video: 'Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion

He captioned a new video: ‘Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion

His say: '15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn't say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say'

His say: ’15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say’

‘Fair enough, but put that all aside and just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering. 

‘There would be outrage, there would absolute outrage. But because it’s been said about me, its been the butt of all jokes, I’ve took it for 15 years.’ [sic].

He continued: ‘You know some of you are gonna go, “oh get over it, don’t say anything whatever”. You’ve got to understand, what’s even worse is it’s brought up in a High Court, and the lawyer is bringing it up… and it’s brought up again. And the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.

‘And I just I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying. 

He continued: 'Just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman's anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don't know - you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering'

He continued: ‘Just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering’

Mental health: We talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go,' he concluded

Mental health: We talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go,’ he concluded

‘Okay yes, I think we all know now it’s just a made-up story fine, fine, fine. But it’s a little bit more serious than that. And I think it’s not fair that something like this can happen again and again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go.’

Peter had a smile on his face on Wednesday night as he stepped out and looked in good spirits while leaving London’s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical.

He cut a casual figure in a white Hoodrich hoodie and white sports cap and teamed his low-key ensemble with a pair of dazzling white trainers, while he stored his essentials in a black rucksack slung over his shoulder. 

Peter had a smile on his face on Wednesday night as he stepped out and looked in good spirits while leaving London 's Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical

Peter had a smile on his face on Wednesday night as he stepped out and looked in good spirits while leaving London ‘s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical 

Keep smiling: The Mysterious Girl hitmaker, 49, looked in good spirits while leaving London's Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical

Keep smiling: The Mysterious Girl hitmaker, 49, looked in good spirits while leaving London’s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical

Peter had taken to social media to hit back at Rebekah’s comments, after she told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing his private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview.

Rebekah said she had been ‘forced’ to take part in the 2004 News Of The World article by her ex-husband.  

Rebekah was being cross examined by Mrs Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne, when he asked her if she respected people’s privacy, to which she replied: ‘Yes, I do.’ 

Outfit: Peter cut a casual figure in a white Hoodrich hoodie and white sports cap

Outfit: Peter cut a casual figure in a white Hoodrich hoodie and white sports cap

Style: The hunk teamed his low-key ensemble with a pair of dazzling white trainers, while he stored his essentials in a black rucksack slung over his shoulder

Popular: Peter was approached by fans for snaps as he left the theatre

Style: The hunk teamed his low-key ensemble with a pair of dazzling white trainers, while he stored his essentials in a black rucksack slung over his shoulder

What drama? Peter brushed aside the furore surrounding Rebekah's comments about his member amid her ongoing trial against Coleen

What drama? Peter brushed aside the furore surrounding Rebekah’s comments about his member amid her ongoing trial against Coleen

He then asked her questions about an interview she gave to the News Of The World about her claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.

Sherborne showed what appeared to an A3 print out of the article to Rebekah in the witness box before reading the headline: ‘Peter’s hung like a small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts five minutes’.

The barrister read excerpts from the article, in which it was claimed Andre had managed ‘just five minutes of sex with Rebekah’ and in which she said he had ‘the smallest trouser equipment I’ve ever seen’ that was like a ‘miniature chipolata’.

Sherborne suggested to Rebekah that the News Of The World was the ‘highest circulating newspaper at the time’, read by some four million people, and asked her whether it was ‘respectful’ of Peter’s ‘right not to share this information’. 

Time to go: Peter carried his phone in his hand

Time to go: Peter carried his phone in his hand

Low-key: The star kept things casual as he headed home from the theatre after hitting back at Vardy's comments

Chilled: Peter headed home after wrapping up another performance

Low-key: The star kept things casual as he headed home from the theatre after hitting back at Rebekah’s comments

Peter  insisted his 'acorn'

Peter  insisted his ‘acorn’ turned into an ‘oak’ when he might light of the situation – pictured on I’m A Celeb with ex wife Katie Price – who branded it an ‘acorn’ (pictured in 2004) 

Peter wrote on Instagram: 'Do you know how hard it is to keep biting my lip on situations? 'But the way I look at it, most people saw in the jungle how an acorn turned into an oak so I think I'm ok'

Peter wrote on Instagram: ‘Do you know how hard it is to keep biting my lip on situations? ‘But the way I look at it, most people saw in the jungle how an acorn turned into an oak so I think I’m ok’

She replied: ‘I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. It is something that I deeply regret… It is not nice to read and I understand why this is being used and to me this is mudslinging and I was also threatened with mudslinging by Rooney’s team.’

Asked the question again by Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, Rebekah said: ‘The circumstances around it were completely different.’

She later said she did not ask Andre for his permission or tell him it was going to happen in advance.

Sherborne asked: ‘Did you feel particularly strongly about the size of his manhood that it should be made public?’

Rebekah replied: ‘It was something that I was forced to say.’  

At the start of proceedings, Rebekah, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy walked across the courtroom and passed within inches of Coleen, 36, and her Derby County manager Wayne, who both glanced in her direction for the first time all day. 

Rebekah then took to the stand and swore on the Bible before being quizzed by Coleen’s barrister Mr Sherborne. 

Today, Rebekah Vardy likened Coleen Rooney to a ‘pigeon that s**ts’ in your hair, the Wagatha Christie libel trial heard – as the WAG broke down in tears twice while giving evidence.

The comments, made in a 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, were read out to the High Court by Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne. 

Asked whether she ever argued with her rival, Rebekah told the interviewer: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s**t in your hair.’  

The Wagatha Christie case centres around a 2019 social media post by Coleen, 36, in which she said she had planted fake stories on her private Instagram account and accused Rebekah of leaking them to The Sun.

Rebekah, 40, denies the claim, and launched a libel case when Coleen refused to take down the post.  

Coleen Rooney and her football manager husband Wayne Rooney depart the Royal Courts of Justice in London after today's trial

Coleen Rooney and her football manager husband Wayne Rooney depart the Royal Courts of Justice in London after today’s trial

The Daily Mail article resurfaced during a gruelling cross-examination during which the WAG broke down twice.  

The first time, Rebekah had corrected Mr Sherborne after he confused her for Coleen, prompting him to reply, ‘Is that your best point Mrs Vardy?’.

After she began crying, her barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC rose to his feet to intervene, saying Mr Sherborne was ‘constantly commenting and making remarks to the witness’.

It led to the judge saying: ‘It is unnecessary and there’s not really enough time for those comments in any event.’

Moments later the judge asked if Rebekah would like to take a break as she appeared distressed. She adjourned the hearing for 10 minutes to allow Rebekah to compose herself.

In the second incident – less than half an hour later – Rebekah became emotional after she was questioned over a fake story posted by Coleen about a flood at her £20million Cheshire home, which has been likened to a Morrisons supermarket. 

Rebekah had told the court she had not seen Coleen’s Instagram post, only for Mr Sherborne to remind her of a statement made two years ago when she admitted she had seen it.

Becoming visibly upset, Rebekah’s voice broke up as she said: ‘There was a lot of abuse at the time.’

The couple walk through crowds of onlookers and paparazzi, after leaving the London High Court today, for the 'Wagatha Christie' libel trial

The couple walk through crowds of onlookers and paparazzi, after leaving the London High Court today, for the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial

Mr Sherborne told the court Coleen had restricted access to her followers as part of a ‘social media sting’, which revealed that Rebekah’s account was the only one which had been sent the fake post.

Rebekah also began crying yesterday after Mr Sherborne asked her about sick comments Twitter trolls had made about her two-year-old daughter.    

Earlier today, the High Court heard how Rebekah received a text from her agent, Ms Watt, announcing ‘it was me’ after Coleen first publicly claimed that someone had been leaking stories from her private Instagram.

Asked by Mr Sherborne why did not challenge her, Rebekah said it was because she had been ‘watching Dancing on Ice’ and was distracted by Gemma Collins’s infamous ‘face-plant’. 

Rebekah became tearful several times in the witness box as she was accused of leaking stories and throwing her agent ‘under the bus’ during her evidence at the High Court.

The WAGs have been at war since October 2019 after Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life, before claiming she had uncovered the culprit after carrying out a social media ‘sting operation’. 

Coleen publicly claimed three fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram which ended up in The Sun had come from Rebekah’s own account, a claim Rebekah vehemently denied – leading her to launch the costly libel action, while Coleen is defending the claim on the basis her post was ‘substantially true’. 

Cross-examining Rebekah, Mr Sherborne, for Coleen, said: ‘Would you not agree, Mrs Vardy, that if it looks like a leak and smells like a leak and you even use the word leak, it is more likely than not to be a leak.’

He added: ‘So when Mrs Rooney wrote on the 9 October that she was right in suspecting you and your account… She was right, wasn’t she?’

‘No, she was wrong,’ Rebekah replied.

Rebekah Vardy is escorted by security as she departs the Royal Courts of Justice in London following today's trial

Rebekah Vardy is escorted by security as she departs the Royal Courts of Justice in London following today’s trial

The barrister referenced that Rebekah’s agent Caroline Watt is not giving oral evidence after it emerged at a hearing in April that she was ‘not fit’ to do so, also withdrawing her written statement.

Mr Sherborne continued: ‘The journalists you wanted to call knew Caroline Watt was the source and that it came from you but you didn’t want to do the dirty work yourself…That’s why Ms Watt couldn’t face coming to court in the end to have been found to have lied.’

However, Rebekah said: ‘I think she has been driven to suicidal thoughts by these proceedings and the antics of the defendant.’

Mr Sherborne concluded: ‘I have to put it to you that it’s not her that betrayed you, as you suggest, it’s you that betrayed her by throwing her under the bus.’

The former Dancing On Ice contestant appeared emotional as she said: ‘That is not true.’

Rebekah also appeared emotional when questioned over whether she had seen a so-called ‘flooded basement’ post – one of the Instagram stories Coleen claims were only seen by Rebekah’s account during her ‘sting operation’.

Questioned about alleged inconsistencies in her evidence, Rebekah replied ‘there was a lot of abuse during that time’ before she started to cry in the witness box.

Rebekah had previously described the day of Coleen’s viral online post as ‘such a blur’, and became emotional on Wednesday when prompted about the abuse she and her family had received.

She will be questioned by her own barrister on Friday before Coleen begins her evidence.

Rebekah Vardy leaves the High Court with security, as crowds watch the celebrities depart today's trial

Rebekah Vardy leaves the High Court with security, as crowds watch the celebrities depart today’s trial 

During the third day of the trial, the High Court also heard one of the articles in the case concerned Coleen’s car being damaged in early 2019, with a picture of the damaged Honda being posted on her private Instagram account.

A story was published in The Sun about Coleen’s car three days later, written by journalist Andy Halls.

Mr Sherborne said: ‘You didn’t object at any stage to the fact that Ms Watt is plainly passing on information from Mrs Rooney’s private Instagram account to Andy Halls.’

Rebekah said The Sun already had the information, adding: ‘I didn’t think she was passing on any new information.’

Mr Sherborne asked: ‘Take the word new out of it. Did you or did you not know that Ms Watt was passing on information from Mrs Rooney’s private account?’

Rebekah replied: ‘She was talking to Mr Halls about information that was already being discussed.’

The court heard that Coleen later posted a public tweet saying it was ‘sad’ someone who followed her was ‘betraying’ her after the article appeared in The Sun.

While purportedly discussing this tweet in a private WhatsApp conversation, Ms Watt told Rebekah ‘It wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me’, in a message accompanied by a laughing face emoji.

The barrister put it to Rebekah that was Ms Watt admitting leaking the information to the journalist.

She replied: ‘That seems to be what she is saying, but I’m just looking at the times, at 18.47 I’m bathing the children, there is no response from me.’

Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of trying to throw herself a ‘lifeline’ and asked why, after bathing her children, she did not respond to Ms Watt to challenge what she had said, if she did not know about and authorise the leak.

Rebekah (seen this morning) also burst into tears yesterday when the barrister asked her about sick comments Twitter trolls had made about her two-year-old daughter

Rebekah (seen this morning) also burst into tears yesterday when the barrister asked her about sick comments Twitter trolls had made about her two-year-old daughter 

Rebekah replied: ‘Without wanting to make fun of anyone, Gemma Collins face-planting on the ice was the next message, and that’s what I had on while I was bathing my children.’  

On Tuesday, Rebekah repeatedly denied leaking information to newspapers in the first few minutes of her cross-examination by Coleen’s barrister.

Rebekah told how she was on holiday in Dubai on October 9, 2019 when she saw Coleen’s post accusing her of leaking stories from a private Instagram. 

In a written statement, she said: ‘I felt extremely paranoid and like everyone in the beach club was looking at me. I thought I was going to pass out and Jamie decided we needed to leave straight away.

‘I do not fully remember the journey back to the hotel because I was almost hyperventilating. I knew that I had not done anything wrong. 

‘I had not leaked those stories and I did not even know what posts I was supposed to have leaked.’

Rebekah, who was seven months pregnant at the time, continued: ‘I started getting really bad pains in my stomach when we got back to the hotel. 

‘They were contraction type pains and I panicked that the baby was in danger. I made myself calm down and tried to think clearly. The first thing I did was ring my eldest daughter’s school.’

‘She was 13 years old then and children that age can be really cruel to each other. I needed to make the school aware of the situation so that they could try to protect her from bullying by the other children.’

‘All I cared about at that point was protecting my children. I knew that there must have been a mistake.’

She added: ‘I could not believe that Coleen had not called me before posting this accusation to the world.’

Coleen, dressed all in black and carrying a Chanel handbag, looked relaxed as she stepped out of a black cab with her husband Wayne behind in his signature navy suit with a leather handbag containing a bulging file

Coleen, dressed all in black and carrying a Chanel handbag, looked relaxed as she stepped out of a black cab with her husband Wayne behind in his signature navy suit with a leather handbag containing a bulging file

As the toxic feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy spilled out in public for a third day, here is a summary of the evidence as it was heard in court:

‘I don’t know who Davy Jones is’: Court bursts into laughter as nautical reference is lost on Rebekah over questions about ‘North Sea incident’ 

Earlier today, Rebekah asked ‘who’s Davy Jones?’ following a nautical reference by Mr Sherborne. 

The High Court burst into laughter after the exchange – which concerned the claim that Rebekah’s agent, Caroline Watt, lost her phone containing WhatsApp messages when it fell off a boat into the North Sea. 

Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious war unfolded before the eyes of the world 

September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of articles about Coleen, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.

October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids.

Coleen says she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on posts she had made on her personal social media page.

After sharing a series of ‘false’ stories and using a process of elimination, Coleen claims they were viewed by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.

Rebekah, then pregnant with her fifth child, denies the allegations and says various people had access to her Instagram over the years.

She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later adding: ‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.’

The public dispute makes headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.

How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking 'false stories' about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)

How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press in an Instagram post (above) 

Shortly after Coleen's public accusation, Rebekah - who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time - denied any involvement (above)

Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above) 

February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’. Coleen says in a statement that she does not want to ‘engage in further public debate’.

June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.

Rebekah’s lawyers allege she ‘suffered extreme distress, hurt, anxiety and embarrassment as a result of the publication of the post and the events which followed’.

November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.

Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private posts and stories’.

February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.

The court is told Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she called someone a ‘nasty bitch’ in one exchange with Ms Watt.

Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.

February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.

April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.

The agent revokes permission for her witness statement to be used, and withdraws her waiver which would have allowed Sun journalists to say whether she was a source of the allegedly leaked stories.

April 29 – Rebekah ‘appears to accept’ that her agent was the source of allegedly leaked stories, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues that a new witness statement submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the source but Rebekah claims she ‘did not authorise or condone her’.

Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the statement did not contain ‘any change whatever in the pleaded case’, with her legal team having no communication with Ms Watt.

May 10 onwards – The trial begins.  

Mr Sherborne has accused Rebekah of deleting key evidence that, it is said, would prove that Rebekah had been leaking stories to the media.

‘We know that Ms Watt’s phone is now in Davy Jones’ Locker, don’t we, Mrs Vardy?’ Mr Sherborne said. 

Rebekah then replied: ‘I’m sorry, I don’t know who Davy Jones is’. 

The judge then had to describe the idiom, which refers to the legendary resting place of sailors who have drowned at sea. 

The incident came 24 hours after Rebekah herself had to explain to Mr Sherborne a rude term that appeared in one of her texts. 

Asked by the barrister what the abbreviation ‘FFS’ meant in one message Rebekah glanced nervously at the judge, who indicated it was all right to swear in court when the evidence demanded it. 

‘For F**** sake’, Rebekah said. 

‘If I’m honest, I’d been drinking’: Rebekah blames booze for memory lapse as Coleen’s lawyer accuses her of ‘lying’ about ‘stage-managing’ 2018 World Cup snap to ‘create attention’

Rebekah Vardy was dramatically accused of lying today after she blamed heavy drinking for failing to remember the details of a 2018 World Cup paparazzi photo she allegedly helped to set up – as the Wagatha Christie libel trial entered its third day.

She denied the allegation this morning. But when asked for details by barrister David Sherborne – acting for her rival Coleen Rooney – she said: ‘If I’m completely honest I had been drinking quite a bit.’

Mr Sherborne cuttingly replied: ‘I would hope you’re honest because you’re sitting in a witness box.’

He then added: ‘Mrs Vardy, this is the first time that you have suggested that your recollection of events has been affected by drinking – that’s a lie, isn’t it?’   

Today, the High Court heard how Rebekah received a text from her agent, Ms Watt, announcing ‘it was me’ after Coleen first publicly claimed that someone had been leaking stories from her private Instagram.

Asked by Mr Sherborne why did not challenge her, Rebekah said it was because she had been ‘watching Dancing on Ice’ and was distracted by Gemma Collins’s infamous ‘face-plant’.

In another bizarre exchange, the barrister referred to Ms Watt’s claim that she had lost her phone after it had fallen off a boat into the North Sea.

He said it was now ‘lying at the bottom of the sea in Davy Jones’ locker’,’ only for Rebekah to ask the court: ‘Who is Davy Jones?’

Early in today’s session, Mr Sherborne quizzed Rebekah about a series of messages she exchanged with her agent which allegedly show them working together to organise the 2018 World Cup paparazzi photo.

The group of WAGs in the snap included Marcus Rashford’s girlfriend Lucia Loi, Kyle Walker’s partner Annie Kilner and Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins – who was left ‘upset and embarrassed’ when it emerged in the media.

Rebekah said Ms Watt had arranged for a photographer to take pictures of her as she left her hotel but denied giving the photographer the location of either the hotel or the restaurant where the WAGs were having dinner.

The court heard Rebekah texted Ms Watt about travel arrangements from the hotel to the restaurant. There were exchanges about last minute changes in travel arrangements on the night.

Mr Sherborne suggested that a message to Ms Watt which said, ‘I have bought about 10 minutes’ referred to the fact Rebekah was delaying some of the women from posting a group photograph on social media because a photographer hiding in the bushes by the hotel had taken a picture of them all and they ‘didn’t want to lose their exclusive’.

In response, Rebekah said, ‘Well, it reads like that’ but said she ‘couldn’t recall’ the details due to the amount of alcohol she had consumed. ‘The plans changed,’ she added. ‘I recall it may have been raining. No one wants to walk when they’re dressed up in the rain.’

Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of changing her story about what happened and reminded her that she had signed a statement of truth when she made legal declarations, risking a contempt of court action if she lied.

‘You can’t get your story straight,’ he said to her, adding that this was ‘because you’re lying’.

Mr Sherborne asked Rebekah why she was ‘pulling a face’ when he said he was going to refer to a witness statement made by the FA’s family liaison officer, Harpreet Robertson.

Rebekah – who has claimed the representative took an instant dislike to her – said: ‘Because it was Ms Robertson again.’

Quoting from the statement, Mr Sherborne Ms Robertson said other members of the group and a member of the England squad were upset that they had been ‘set up’ as they were not looking to court publicity.

Rebekah replied: ‘This is the first that I’ve heard of it.’ 

Rebekah denies making ’embarrassing’ claims there was ‘no sex ban’ imposed on the 2018 England World Cup squad in newspaper article that branded her the ‘unofficial leader of the WAGs’ 

Mr Sherborne referred to a story in which Rebekah was alleged to have confirmed that there was no sex ban within the England squad during the 2018 World Cup.

The article in The Sun had the headline: ‘Becky Vardy reveals the secret to England’s World Cup success is down to the lads getting to spend time with their WAGs.

It said England’s successful run in the tournament was down to Gareth Southgate ‘giving the lads the freedom to score – with their wives and girlfriends.’

Rebekah is said to have hinted that sex hadn’t been explicitly forbidden as ‘there is no proof it hinders performance’

The article featured an apparently naked Rebekah draped inna flag of St George.

The article described Rebekah as the ‘unofficial leader of the WAGs.

Asked if those were her words Rebekah denied the saying of the journalist who wrote the story: ‘No it was his and it’s quite an embarrassing statement.’

During his cross-examination Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of ‘having selective amnesia’.  

‘I can neither confirm nor deny’: Rebekah fails to explain what happened nine months of messages she exchanged with her agent

Rebekah was unable to explain what had happened to nine months of messages she exchanged with her agent Ms Watt which have disappeared.

He was referring to a period of time between October 15, 2019 and July 25 the following year.

On July 20 2020 Rebekah received a legal letter from Coleen’s lawyers which she said had been ‘very threatening’.

Asked what had happened to the message, Rebekah said: ‘I can only imagine that I potentially switched phones during that period. I don’t know. I can neither confirm nor deny.’

The court heard that four months earlier Caroline Watt had lost her mobile phone when it fell into the sea when she was filming the coastline during a boat trip in Scotland.

Today, Rebekah denied setting up this 2018 paparazzi photo. It was taken outside a restaurant in St Petersburg and features, from left to right: Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Rebekah Vardy, Annabelle Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner and Lucia Loi

Today, Rebekah denied setting up this 2018 paparazzi photo. It was taken outside a restaurant in St Petersburg and features, from left to right: Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Rebekah Vardy, Annabelle Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner and Lucia Loi

Rebekah asked the High Court 'who's Davy Jones?' following a nautical reference by Coleen's barrister as the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial continued for a third rollercoaster day

Rebekah asked the High Court ‘who’s Davy Jones?’ following a nautical reference by Coleen’s barrister as the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial continued for a third rollercoaster day

The Rooneys smiled for the cameras as they walked up to the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice to be greeted by a throng of photographers

The Rooneys smiled for the cameras as they walked up to the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice to be greeted by a throng of photographers  

Rebekah arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice wearing a blue and white patterned dress under a blue blazer

Rebekah arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice wearing a blue and white patterned dress under a blue blazer

WAGs ‘had to wash their own clothes in the SINK at the hotel during the 2018 World Cup in Russia’, Rebekah claims

Rebekah today claimed she and her fellow WAGs had to wash their own clothes in the sink at their hotel during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Rebekah was quizzed by Coleen’s barrister Mr Sherborne about the extent of her contacts with journalists during the tournament. 

In response, the WAG claimed she did not have any contact with the media because she was too busy washing her clothes in the sink.

‘I was busy with the kids and under so much stress,’ she said. ‘We even had to wash our own clothes in the sink at the hotel.’  

Rebekah ‘used the anniversary of Coleen’s sister’s death as a peg to contact her after the WAG unfollowed her on Instagram’ 

Rebekah allegedly ‘used the anniversary of Coleen’s sister’s death as a peg to contact the WAG’ after she unfollowed Jamie Vardy’s wife on Instagram, the court heard.

Coleen unfollowed Rebekah in January 2019 after a story about her car crashing in the US was leaked to the media, prompting her to suspect she was the ‘snake in the grass’ who was responsible. 

In text messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt, Rebekah said she would like to contact Coleen and suggested ‘saying something about’ her sister Rosie, who died in 2013 aged 14 following a lifelong battle with a rare brain disorder. 

Today, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne put it to Rebecca that she was going to ‘use the anniversary’ of Rooney’s sister dying as ‘the peg’ to message her.

Rebekah said: ‘That’s interpreted wrong’.

In the event, Ms Watt suggested she use a different tack by saying she had recently been on Loose Women and the programme’s booker asked if Coleen might want to appear on the show.     

Rebekah - pictured today - continued to give evidence after her gruelling five-hour cross-examination was cut short by a fire alarm yesterday afternoon

Rebekah – pictured today – continued to give evidence after her gruelling five-hour cross-examination was cut short by a fire alarm yesterday afternoon

In this court sketch, Coleen is seen taking notes while sitting next to her husband, Wayne - her Chanel handbag alongside her on the table

In this court sketch, Coleen is seen taking notes while sitting next to her husband, Wayne – her Chanel handbag alongside her on the table 

Rebekah Vardy broke down in tears twice today as she was giving evidence at the Wagatha Christie trial - prompting the judge to pause proceedings

Rebekah Vardy broke down in tears twice today as she was giving evidence at the Wagatha Christie trial – prompting the judge to pause proceedings  

Rebekah with her friend and agent Ms Watt

The High Court judge overseeing the case, Mrs Justice Steyn

Rebekah with her friend and agent Ms Watt (left).  On the right is the High Court judge overseeing the case, Mrs Justice Steyn

Barrister David Sherborne was ticked off by the judge in the Wagatha Christie libel trial for continually making 'unnecessary' comments.

Barrister David Sherborne was ticked off by the judge in the Wagatha Christie libel trial for continually making ‘unnecessary’ comments. 

‘She defo CRASHED’: Rebekah denies leaking story about Coleen’s ‘bad car smash’ in US 

Rebekah denied leaking information about Coleen’s 2019 car crash in Washington DC to the media.

Mr Sherborne quizzed Jamie Vardy’s wife over an article in The Sun about how Coleen had narrowly escaped injury in a horror crash while husband Wayne was playing in the US.

Coleen had posted a picture of her badly damaged Honda on her private Instagram account, the court heard.

The story quoted a source who said: ‘Coleen ended up having a bad smash when she was driving the family car. One side of the car was completely caved in. She couldn’t drive it away and it looked like a total write off.’

The day after the message was posted, Ms Watt sent a message to Rebekah saying: ‘Am I imagining it or did you say yesterday that Coleen had crashed her Honda?’

Rebekah replied: ‘She defo has’ – and instructed Ms Watt to go into Coleen’s account. Ms Watt then sent another message saying: ‘She must have taken whatever it is down as it’s not there now.’

Under cross-examination, Rebekah denied leaking the story.  

An Instagram post from Coleen showed a photo of the damaged vehicle, which the court has been told about previously. ‘RIP’ and ‘half a Honda’, the post says.

Mr Sherborne referred Rebekah to an article written in The Sun about the car crash.

‘Coleen Rooney narrowly avoids injury in car crash and wrecks 4×4 just weeks after Wayne’s arrest for ‘public intoxication’ in Washington,’ the article, which was published on 25 January 2019, is headlined.

Wagatha Day 1 and 2 RECAP: ‘Doing the dirty’ on Leicester changing room wars, social media spats… and Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ manhood

DAY 1  

ACCORDING TO TEAM VARDY 

ACCORDING TO TEAM ROONEY 

DAY 2 

CLAIMS MADE DURING REBEKAH’S CROSS-EXAMINATION  

Mr Sherborne brought up the text messages between Rebekah and Ms Watt about the crash, which took place on the 23 January.

Ms Watt asked her about Coleen crashing the Honda and told her she could no longer see the Instagram post.

‘I would have tried to have done a story on Coleen but the evidence has been deleted,’ Ms Watt said in a message to Rebekah, the court hears.

The previous evening, Rebekah had been at the National Television Awards. She and Ms Watts were in a box hosted by The Sun, the court heard, and the journalist who wrote the car crash article a few days later, Andy Halls, was also there.

Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of changing her story on whether or not she knew Halls was there. In her witness statement submitted to the court, she said: ‘Andy Halls may also have been there but I don’t remember seeing him.’

Referring to the texts between her and Ms Watts about the car crash, Rebekah said at one point: ‘I wasn’t paying that much attention, not at half past eight at night.’

Mr Sherborne said: ‘But you don’t say to her it’s half past eight and I want to watch my favourite show on TV, do you?’

‘I don’t really watch television,’ said Rebekah. 

Rebekah agrees Ms Watt ‘appeared to be source’ of story on Coleen’s car crash after her agent admitted ‘it was me’ in text… but tells trial she didn’t reply because she was distracted by ‘Gemma Collins’ faceplant on Dancing on Ice’

Rebekah agreed her agent ‘appeared to be the source’ of a news story on Coleen’s 2019 car crash after the agent admitted ‘it was me’ in a text message.

But the WAG told the High Court that she did not reply to Ms Watt’s message because she was distracted by Gemma Collins’ ‘faceplant’ on Dancing on Ice.

Rebekah was referring to the moment the celebrity tripped and fell face-first on the ice during one of the routines in the ITV show. 

Coleen’s lawyer David Sherborne read out two Instagram posts by his client in London’s High Court about The Sun’s article in the months before she embarked on her ‘Wagatha Christie’ investigation.

In a public post, Coleen wrote: ‘Someone on my private Instagram seen the picture and is telling or selling stories to a certain newspaper. It’s happened several times now over the past couple of years. It’s sad to think someone who I have accepted to follow me is betraying for either money or to keep a relationship with the press.’

Mr Sherborne then took Rebekah to further texts sent between herself and her agent Ms Watt.

‘Such a victim. Poor Coleen,’ Ms Watt said to Rebekah at about 6.28pm on January 27, 2019. Just under 20 minutes later, she sent another message. ‘And it wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me’.

Rebekah told the court: ‘That seems to be what she’s saying.’ She said she didn’t replying, adding ‘at 6.35 I would have been bathing my children’ at the time the message was sent.

The court then heard that Rebekah allegedly tried to throw Coleen ‘off the scent’ with ‘disingenuous messages’ to her suggesting her account might have been hacked by journalists.

Rebekah told Coleen in a private message: ‘Oh my God. What the f*** is wrong with people. Why have they taken that one of you and the kids and not of Wayne in bed? That would have been an even better one in their eyes. D***heads. Hope you are OK.’

Mr Sherborne suggested Rebekah sent the message as she ‘knew the finger of suspicion’ was going to be pointed at her.

Her message continued: ‘That is so bad! And The Sun of all people as well! Have you been through all your followers? No one with any celeb mag links? What about being hacked? I would be chomping if that was me! Not on at all.’

‘This was totally disingenuous, Mrs Vardy,’ Mr Sherborne said. ‘You knew perfectly well that you had been the source of this story through Caroline Watt but you presented yourself to her as someone who hates the Sun. You’re trying to throw Mrs Rooney off the scent, aren’t you?’

‘I don’t hate the Sun’, Rebekah interjected.

‘But you knew Mrs Rooney did,’ Mr Sherborne said, and Rebekah agreed.

Coleen leaving her London hotel earlier this morning - still wearing an orthopaedic boot on her left leg following an accident at home

Coleen leaving her London hotel earlier this morning – still wearing an orthopaedic boot on her left leg following an accident at home 

Coleen left the hotel holding a coffee and an iPhone in a pink case

Wayne carried a leather handbag with a file inside

Coleen left the hotel holding a coffee and an iPhone in a pink case, while her husband Wayne carried a leather handbag with a file inside. Both smiled for the photographers 

Rebekah ‘tried to throw Coleen off the scent with ‘disingenuous messages’ to her suggesting her Instagram account might have been hacked by journalists’ 

Rebekah allegedly tried to throw Coleen Rooney ‘off the scent’ with ‘disingenuous messages’ to her suggesting her account might have been hacked by journalists, the High Court heard.

The WAG told Coleen in a private message: ‘Oh my God. What the f*** is wrong with people. Why have they taken that one of you and the kids and not of Wayne in bed? That would have been an even better one in their eyes. D***heads. Hope you are OK.’

Coleen’s lawyer Mr Sherborne suggested Rebekah sent the message as she ‘knew the finger of suspicion’ was going to be pointed at her.

Her message continued: ‘That is so bad! And The Sun of all people as well! Have you been through all your followers? No one with any celeb mag links? What about being hacked? I would be chomping if that was me! Not on at all.’

‘This was totally disingenuous, Mrs Vardy,’ Mr Sherborne said. ‘You knew perfectly well that you had been the source of this story through Caroline Watt but you presented yourself to her as someone who hates the Sun. You’re trying to throw Mrs Rooney off the scent, aren’t you?’

‘I don’t hate the Sun’, Rebekah interjected.

‘But you knew Mrs Rooney did,’ Mr Sherborne said, and Rebekah agreed. 

Rebekah is quizzed on the Sun’s 2019 ‘Secret WAG’ column that included lurid claims of Chelsea ‘love rats’

Mr Sherborne asked Rebekah about the ‘Secret WAG’ column launched in September 2019.

He outlined how the paper had signed up ‘a real life Premier League WAG with a front-row seat to the debauched world of English football’.

It said the ‘explosive’ new column was arriving ‘with a bang’ and promised to ‘send shockwaves through the beautiful game’.

It promised revelations of ‘a wild Premier League threesome’ and ‘a shocking drugs scandal’.

‘The Secret WAG’s identity is not even known to her superstar husband. So pull up a chair and see what really goes on when the big names think nobody is looking.’

Mr Sherborne went on to highlight Secret WAG revelations about the ex wife of Jamie Vardy’s former teammate Riyad Mahrez and the wife of former England goalkeeper Kim Hart. 

Reading from another Secret Wag revelation, Mr Sherborne said: ‘There were a couple of Chelsea players who actually clubbed together for a flat near the training ground so they could keep their mistresses there.

‘They had it in somebody else’s name so nobody – especially their wives – would find out about it. If they finished training early they would go round and see the girls for a quick bunk up.

‘Some of these women would even ‘service’ a couple of the other players too. Vile. No glam nights out but sex on tap for the married players and a free home for the girls.’

Mr Sherborne said another revelation referred to ‘a player at a club in the Midlands who has secretly fathered other children with women and his wife hasn’t got a clue.’

Another story in the column referred to a ‘pretty brunette’ who had agreed to having threesomes with her husband and ‘told all the players in the dressing room about it.’

Mr Sherborne said the article alleged: ‘It all went wrong when she brought back the wife of a former team-mate.’ The court heard TV personality Danielle Lloyd, the ex-wife of former Premier League star Jamie O’Hara, thought Rebekah was involved in the column.

Rebekah denies being the Secret Wag or being involved in the column,

And she said the WAGs mentioned in the column were not part of her ‘circle’.

She said: ‘My circle would be people I socialise with or people I have regular contact with. Some of these people I have met.    

At odds: The highly-anticipated libel trial between Coleen Rooney (pictured leaving court with her husband Wayne) and Vardy began in London's High Court on Tuesday

At odds: The highly-anticipated libel trial between Coleen Rooney (pictured leaving court with her husband Wayne) and Vardy began in London’s High Court on Tuesday

Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious war unfolded before the eyes of the world 

September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of articles about Coleen, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.

October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids.

Coleen says she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on posts she had made on her personal social media page.

After sharing a series of ‘false’ stories and using a process of elimination, Coleen claims they were viewed by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.

Rebekah, then pregnant with her fifth child, denies the allegations and says various people had access to her Instagram over the years.

She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later adding: ‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.’

The public dispute makes headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.

How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking 'false stories' about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)

How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press in an Instagram post (above) 

Shortly after Coleen's public accusation, Rebekah - who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time - denied any involvement (above)

Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above) 

February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’. Coleen says in a statement that she does not want to ‘engage in further public debate’.

June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.

Rebekah’s lawyers allege she ‘suffered extreme distress, hurt, anxiety and embarrassment as a result of the publication of the post and the events which followed’.

November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.

Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private posts and stories’.

February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.

The court is told Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she called someone a ‘nasty bitch’ in one exchange with Ms Watt.

Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.

February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.

April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.

The agent revokes permission for her witness statement to be used, and withdraws her waiver which would have allowed Sun journalists to say whether she was a source of the allegedly leaked stories.

April 29 – Rebekah ‘appears to accept’ that her agent was the source of allegedly leaked stories, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues that a new witness statement submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the source but Rebekah claims she ‘did not authorise or condone her’.

Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the statement did not contain ‘any change whatever in the pleaded case’, with her legal team having no communication with Ms Watt.

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