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WAGATHA CHRISTIE TRIAL LIVE: Wayne Rooney to give evidence as day six of Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney libel trial starts today after latest court revelations from Scooby Doo memes to Instagram and World Cup seat row

  • Libel trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues today 
  • Rebekah is suing Coleen after she was accused of leaking stories to the media 
  • High Court has heard extraordinary details of life inside Wags’ bubble 

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‘Wagatha Christie’ was the nickname given to Coleen after she accused Rebekah of sharing ‘false’ stories to The Sun newspaper.

Hoping to find the Instagram account responsible for sharing these stories, Coleen said she had changed the privacy settings of her posts so it was visible to just one person’s account – Rebekah’s.

Coleen’s apparent sleuthing skills quickly led to her being nicknamed ‘Wagatha Christie’ – a play on the term WAG for footballers’ ‘wives and girlfriends’ and a nod to crime writer Agatha Christie.

In a tweet on October 9, 2019: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

Rebekah has denied the allegations and is suing Coleen for libel.

As Wayne Rooney prepares to take the stand at today’s Wagatha Christie libel trial, here’s a quick catch-up on what we’ve heard so far – 

– The High Court heard how Rebekah Vardy described Peter Andre’s manhood as a ‘small chipolata’ in a 2004 kiss-and-tell newspaper interview;

– Rebekah Vardy had to ask the High Court who Davy Jones is, following a nautical reference by Coleen’s barrister concerning claims that Rebekah’s publicist, Caroline Watt, lost her phone containing ‘evidence’ on WhatsApp when it fell off a boat into the North Sea;

– Coleen Rooney admitted for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne Rooney and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with a ‘party girl’ in 2017;

– Rebekah Vardy allegedly chose to sit closer to Coleen Rooney at a Euros 2016 football match. Her friends allegedly told FA official Harpreet Robertson, who tried to get them to go back to their original seats, to ‘f**k off’;

– Rebekah allegedly also got into another seating row at England’s World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia;

– Coleen Rooney instructed her PR agent to find out if rival Wag Rebekah Vardy was behind leaks to the media after her ‘fake’ babysitting post made its way into The Sun newspaper;

– Coleen’s Wagatha Christie sting gathered pace while ‘naughty’ Wayne ‘misbehaved’ with a blonde barmaid during a 10-hour bender. She also kept her investigation secret, even from her ex-England star husband; 

– The Wag said that a story based on her ‘fake’ post about a flooded basement in her Cheshire mansion prompted her to make her Wagatha Christie reveal the next day. She told the court that she penned the allegation on pen and paper first, before posting it on Instagram. She also denied writing the post as a ‘whodunnit’ in order to grab attention;

– Coleen blasted ‘evil’ messages between Rebekah and her publicist Caroline Watt, who is also accused of plotting to leak stories about fellow Wags and celebrities to the media.


Coleen has been forced to wear a medically approved moon boot after breaking a bone in her foot.

The wife of Derby County boss Wayne Rooney prompted speculation regarding the nature of her injury after she was spotted hobbling around a local supermarket in Cheshire in March.

Friends have since confirmed that Coleen sustained the injury following an accident at the sprawling new build mansion she shares with Wayne and their four children.

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As well as hashing out their rivalry in London’s High Court, Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney have competed in the realm of high fashion. 

The warring Wags have donned Chanel and Aspinal of London to Givenchy and even Zara the past week.

Yesterday Rebekah, 40, wore a yellow tweed co-ord from Alessandra Rich priced at £2,095. Meanwhile, Coleen, 36, once again went for the thrifty option and recycled a Kooples trouser suit she debuted in March, costing £605.

On Friday, Coleen favoured high-street over designer as she arrived at London’s High Court wearing a £69.99 blazer from Zara. 

Rebekah arrived in a chic monochrome suit which she paired with a white blouse £1,760 Alexandre Vauthier tuxedo jacket and £1,690 Givenchy handbag.




Rebekah Vardy allegedly ‘orchestrated’ a ‘staged’ photo of fellow Wags outside a restaurant at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with the help of her PR agent Caroline Watt.

It is claimed that ‘fame hungry’ Rebekah did this in order to ‘create attention’ and boost her own publicity.

The court has also heard that Rebekah allegedly christened herself the ‘unofficial leader of the Wags’ in an interview with The Sun newspaper about the World Cup. She denies the claims.

Yesterday the High Court also heard that she got into a row over seating at the smei-final showdown against Croatia. 


Twitter users have been enjoying the Wagatha Christie trial for a myriad of reasons – including THOSE court sketches.

Here, MailOnline has provided a selection of the best drawings to have come out of the High Court the past week. 

But can YOU guess who’s who?









An FA official was nearly ‘in tears’ after being abused by friends of Rebekah Vardy who were sat in her reserved seats during a Euro 2016 game – despite the WAG allegedly moving places to ‘maximise her media attention’, the High Court has heard.

Former FA family liaison officer Harpreet Robertson told how Rebekah ditched her allocated seats so she could sit behind Coleen Rooney for the clash between England and Wales.

The court had previously heard Rebekah sat behind Coleen to ‘maximise media attention’ and it led to ‘a commotion’ with members of Rebekah’s party and ended up causing security concerns.

Mrs Robertson dismissed Rebekah’s claims that she ended up sitting behind Coleen because the WAG had taken her seats and she ‘didn’t want to make a fuss’.

Read more here. 

In her long legal career she has been engaged in such weighty cases as Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Saudi arms deals – and claims Priti Patel bullied civil servants.

But Mrs Justice Steyn has found herself in the full glare of the media spotlight for an altogether different reason, as she presides over the Wagatha Christie libel trial.

Described as ‘formidable and exceptionally intelligent’, she is the daughter of former Law Lord, Lord Steyn.


One of the key players in the whole Wagatha Christie drama is Rebekah’s PR agent Caroline Watt.

Ms Watt and Rebekah have been accused of plotting to leak a series of stories to the media.

Rebekah denied claims that she had conspired with Ms Watt, but admitted in London’s High Court that she allowed her publicist to use her Instagram log-in to access Coleen’s private account.

Last week, Rebekah’s lawyer said she thought it was possible that Ms Watt ‘was the source of some or all of the stories’ after the PR agent withdrew a witness statement from the trial in which she said she had not leaked stories.

The court was told that Ms Watt had told Rebekah in a text that she had leaked information about Coleen’s 2019 car crash.

It was also heard how Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea in August 2021 before further information could be extracted from it – a claim which Coleen’s lawyer called ‘improbable’.

The phrase Davy Jones’ Locker has long been used to describe the dreadful resting place of sailors who have died at sea and are destined to remain forever at the bottom of the sea.

The earliest known reference of the negative connotation of Davy Jones occurs in the Four Years Voyages of Captain George Roberts, by author Daniel Defoe, published in 1726 in London.

The idiom inspired a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series who served as the tyrannical captain of ghost ship the Flying Dutchman.

The fictional Davy Jones should not be considered with Monkees singer David Thomas Jones, who also adopted the name.

London’s High Court burst into laughter after Rebekah Vardy admitted she didn’t know who Davy Jones was while being questioned over a missing mobile.

Her agent Caroline Watt’s phone was dropped in the North Sea after the court asked for it to be handed over for examination.

Coleen’s team have accused Rebekah of deleting key evidence that, it is said, would prove that Rebekah had been leaking stories to the media.

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

Rebekah then replied: ‘I’m sorry, I don’t know who Davy Jones is’, saying didn’t watch much TV. The judge then had to describe Mr Sherborne’s nautical reference to the sea bed.

Read more here.

Peter Andre’s privates were among the unlikely highlights of the first day of the Wagatha Christie trial.

Rebekah Vardy was asked an interview she gave to the News Of The World about her claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.

Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne showed a 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 Mr 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’.

Mr 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 Andre’s ‘right not to share this information’.

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 Mrs Rooney’s team.’

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

Read more here.

Highlights from last week’s Wagatha Christie hearings include – 

– Rebekah Vardy and Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ manhood:

The High Court heard how Rebekah Vardy described Peter Andre’s manhood as a ‘small chipolata’ in a 2004 kiss-and-tell newspaper interview. Last week she said that she regards her News Of The World interview as one of her ‘biggest regrets’. Mysterious Girl singer Andre has hit out at the allegations, insisting his ‘acorn’ is an ‘oak’ and blasting the ‘double standards’ at play.

– ‘Who is Davy Jones?’:

Rebekah Vardy had to ask the High Court who Davy Jones is, following a nautical reference by Coleen’s barrister concerning claims that Rebekah’s publicist, Caroline Watt, lost her phone containing ‘evidence’ on WhatsApp when it fell off a boat into the North Sea.

– Coleen and Wayne Rooney DID split up

Coleen Rooney admitted for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne Rooney and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with a ‘party girl’ in 2017.

– Rebekah Vardy cried FOUR TIMES in court

Rebekah Vardy burst into tears four times last week under questioning from Coleen’s barrister as well as her own.

– Vardy’s ‘spat’ with Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding

In a written witness statement, Coleen Rooney alleged that Rebekah Vardy had a ‘spat’ with Sarah Harding after going through the Girls Aloud singer’s handbag – and then taking photos of its contents – at the National Television Awards in 2019.

– Rebekah’s ‘war against the Wags’

London’s High Court heard how Rebekah Vardy and her publicist Caroline Watt plotted to sell stories about celebrities and fellow Wags to the media. These include: Danny Drinkwater’s 2019 drink-driving arrest; model Danielle Lloyd’s miscarriage; and ‘gossip’ about an unnamed female celebrity ‘s****ing’ a footballer.

Read more here.

At yesterday’s Wagatha Christie hearing, we heard –  

– Rebekah Vardy allegedly chose to sit closer to Coleen Rooney at a Euros 2016 football match. Her friends allegedly told FA official Harpreet Robertson, who tried to get them to go back to their original seats, to ‘f**k off’;

– Rebekah allegedly also got into another seating row at England’s World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia;

– Coleen Rooney instructed her PR agent to find out if rival Wag Rebekah Vardy was behind leaks to the media after her ‘fake’ babysitting post made its way into The Sun newspaper;

– Coleen’s Wagatha Christie sting gathered pace while ‘naughty’ Wayne ‘misbehaved’ with a blonde barmaid during a 10-hour bender. She also kept her investigation secret, even from her ex-England star husband; 

– The Wag said that a story based on her ‘fake’ post about a flooded basement in her Cheshire mansion prompted her to make her Wagatha Christie reveal the next day. She told the court that she penned the allegation on pen and paper first, before posting it on Instagram. She also denied writing the post as a ‘whodunnit’ in order to grab attention;

– Coleen blasted ‘evil’ messages between Rebekah and her publicist Caroline Watt, who is also accused of plotting to leak stories about fellow Wags and celebrities to the media;

– Coleen refused to approach Rebekah before making her bombshell Wagatha Christie post ‘because she didn’t believe a word that was coming out of her mouth’;

– She said that she hated ‘every minute’ of the ‘ridiculous’ furore over her Wagatha Instagram post.

Read more here.

All eyes won’t just be on the warring Wags but Wayne Rooney – and that leather ‘manbag’ he’s been carrying.

In fact, it looks like the bag is Coleen’s and is packed full of documents for the £3million Wagatha trial.

Wayne’s been pictured carrying the bag every day of the trial except for last Tuesday, when his wife carried it. 

Coleen’s wife Wayne Rooney will finally take the stand today and give evidence at the £3million libel trial.

The High Court has heard about his and Coleen’s marital woes, and how the Wag’s ‘Scousetrap’ sting operation gathered pace amid reports of Wayne ‘misbehaving’ with a blonde barmaid during a 10-hour bender.

If the past week has been anything to go by, this is one witness you won’t want to miss.


‘Wagatha Christie’ was the nickname given to Coleen after she accused Rebekah of sharing ‘false’ stories to The Sun newspaper.

Hoping to find the Instagram account responsible for sharing these stories, Coleen said she had changed the privacy settings of her posts so it was visible to just one person’s account – Rebekah’s.

Coleen’s apparent sleuthing skills quickly led to her being nicknamed ‘Wagatha Christie’ – a play on the term WAG for footballers’ ‘wives and girlfriends’ and a nod to crime writer Agatha Christie.

In a tweet on October 9, 2019: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

Rebekah has denied the allegations and is suing Coleen for libel.

Good morning, and welcome back to MailOnline’s live coverage of the Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney Wagatha Christie libel showdown.

London’s High Court has heard all manner of lurid and sensational claims the past week – from the precise measurements of Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ manhood to Rebekah’s ‘spat’ with Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, Davy Jones’ Locker, and Coleen and Wayne Rooney’s marital woes.

So sit back and enjoy our live blog as we bring you all the latest updates on the ‘celeb libel trial of the century’ – you won’t want to miss it.

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