Wagatha Christie: Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy drama series to air

Channel 4 has ordered a two-part drama series about the trial of Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy

Channel 4 has announced that the Wagatha Christie saga, which has gripped the nation for the past three years, is being turned into a drama television series.

Footballer wives Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy have been embroiled in a defamation lawsuit sparked by an online detective debacle over leaked stories and friendship breakdowns since 2019.

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Rooney openly accused Vardy of being a spy after she created a restricted Instagram to find out which of her friends were giving away their secrets to the media – specifically The Sun.

The term ‘Wagatha Christie’ was coined when the drama was revealed and Rooney posted Vardy’s deception on Instagram.

Coleen Rooney and Wayne Rooney leave the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on May 17, 2020.

The line resembling Rooney to Detective Agatha Christie was circulated on social media for days after the revelation.

Vardy denied the allegations and claimed his social media had been hacked.

This led Vardy to sue Rooney for defamation due to the negative impact Rooney’s public allegations had had on his life.

It was announced on Friday July 29 that Coleen had won the case after a High Court judge found the charges against Vardy to be well founded.

Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on May 19, 2022 in London.

Sam Kimberley is the author of WAG WARs: The First History of Footballers’ Wives.

Commenting on the decision, Sam said: “The exorbitant cost of legal action over Rooney’s tweet set Vardy back £3m. It shows a high tide at Waggery.

“They used to fight a war of fashion brands and bellies, but it’s a sign that football is coming of age that the Wags are now fighting a war of words and daggers are being drawn in court.

“We will probably never go back to the way we were before.

“It’s hard to see how a wag could top that, if it wanted to.

“The new Wags look much more serious than their predecessors. It’s an end worthy of an era.

Coleen Rooney arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on May 13, 2022.

Vardy versus Rooney; A legal drama has been commissioned by Channel 4, but there is no official release date yet.

The two-part series will have a cast of actors to play the footballer’s wives and their spouses.

It will include court transcripts that were not publicly available at the time of the trial and will reportedly focus on the relationship between celebrities and the media.

Coleen Rooney

Coleen Rooney arrives with her husband Wayne Rooney at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on May 12, 2022.

Coleen is best known for being married to her famous footballer husband Wayne Rooney.

Coleen and Wayne were childhood sweethearts who they started dating when they were just 16 years old.

The duo married in Italy in 2008 and still live happily together in a £4million mansion in Cheshire.

  • Coleen Mary Rooney is 36 years old and was born in Liverpool
  • She attended St John Bosco Arts College
  • Coleen had a brief career in magazines – she wrote a column for Closer and OK! Magazine
  • She then moved on to television and had her own television show Coleen’s Real Women
  • Coleen published an autobiography Welcome to My World in 2007, Coleen’s Real Style in 2008, and a four-book series titled Coleen Style Queen between 2008 and 2010.
  • She has four sons – Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass
  • Coleen has a reported net worth of £14million

In the recently released documentary Rooney, Coleen opened up about the issues she faced in light of her husband’s scandal.

She said, “I knew groups that Wanye hung out with that weren’t good for him.

“I didn’t want him to stop being friends with them, but I didn’t want him to date them because they were in bad situations.

“Alcohol is largely to blame and still is, to this day with things that have happened recently. It’s not a good thing for Wayne to be unsupervised.

Rebecca Vardy

Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on May 13, 2022.

The 40-year-old, from Norwich, married Jamie Vardy in 2016, having been married to Steve Clarke until 2006 and Mark Godden until 2003.

She has made guest appearances on ITV’s Loose Women as well as being a contestant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

Rebecca Vardy was a close friend of Coleen Rooney, before she was accused of leaking personal information to The Sun newspaper.

She denied the allegations and sued Coleen.

Rebekah Vardy, wife of England and Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy, arrives at the High Court in central London.

Connections

Coleen met Wayne when they were kids – they started dating when they were 16.

Wayne is 36 years old and famous for being a former football player.

He now works in the world of football management – he currently manages DC United.

Wayne Rooney and Coleen Rooney leave the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on May 10, 2022.

The 35-year-old is considered one of the best strikers in the world, having played for the England team and Premier League club Leicester City.

Jamie married Rebekah in 2016 after meeting two years earlier.

The couple are parents to Olivia Grace, Sofia and Finley.

Rebekah is the mother of Megan and Taylor from previous relationships, while Jamie has a daughter Ella from a previous relationship.