Channel 4 has announced that it will be making a docu-drama about the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial involving Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy.
Dubbed “Wagatha Christie” online, the story began when Rooney claimed his private Instagram account information was being sold to The Sun newspaper. Rooney accused Vardy of leaking the information.
Vardy denied the allegations and later sued Rooney for defamation.
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The trial took place in the High Court in May and judgment has yet to be delivered.
The Channel 4 docu-drama, titled Vardy versus Rooney: a legal drama will use actual court transcripts and recreate scenes from the trial using actors for Vardy, Rooney and their footballing husbands Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney.
The show will also feature talking head analysis from experts and social media.
Oonagh Kearney, who directs the series, said in a statement: “This trial has completely captivated audiences with its daily stream of entertaining exchanges and jaw-dropping revelations. But behind it all lies the story of two women under constant public scrutiny, fighting for their reputations It is a privilege to work with Channel 4, writer Chris Atkins and the fantastic team at Chalkboard to peel back the layers of this story and reveal the hearts that beat behind inside.
Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 4, added: “Wackier than a Footballers Wives storyline, this High Court case has gripped the nation. Now, using court transcripts, this fact-drama will allow viewers to see for themselves the courtroom drama in one of the most infamous trials of recent times, bringing to life a case that sums up so much the British cultural landscape in the 21st century.
Wayne Rooney recently announced he was returning to the United States to manage DC United after stepping down from his role at Derby County. Revealing the move, Rooney said his family would remain in the UK.
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