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Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

Update: 2022-05-19
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In 2019 Coleen Rooney, wife of the former England striker Wayne Rooney effectively accused fellow soccer spouse Rebekah Vardy of leaking her personal information to the British tabloids. She made what became a sensational allegation after apparently ensnaring Vardy in an Instagram sting – earning her the nickname “Wagatha Christie”.

Vardy has always denied the allegation that she passed on information from Rooney’s private social media account to The Sun newspaper and has taken her case to High Court where she’s suing Colleen Rooney for defamation.

On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our arts and entertainment correspondents Katie Spencer and Bethany Minelle summarise the background to the trial. Plus, Camilla Wright, founder of the gossip newsletter PopBitch explains the world of celebrity story-selling, and media lawyer Paul Tweed breaks down the technicalities of libel.

Producer: Soila Apparicio
Interviews producer: Alys Bowen
Archive researcher: Simon Windsor
Editor: Philly Beamont
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Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

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