Now Rebekah Vardy takes swipe at Danielle Lloyd in 'Wagatha Christie' saga

10 October 2019, 14:22

Rebekah Vardy was accused of leaking stories to the press
Rebekah Vardy was accused of leaking stories to the press. Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

Rebekah Vardy has taken a swipe at Danielle Lloyd in the latest tit-for-tat in the so-called ‘Wagatha Christie’ drama that has gripped the nation.

It comes after Coleen Rooney claimed Rebekah Vardy had been leaking stories to the tabloids about her after she hatched an elaborate plot to expose the individual behind stories that appeared in the Sun.

In the latest development in the WAG drama, Danielle Lloyd appeared on This Morning today where she said she believed Rebekah was the person behind the leaks.

Danielle Lloyd has now been drawn into the saga
Danielle Lloyd has now been drawn into the saga. Picture: PA

But Rebekah hit back in a blistering Twitter post, saying: “Danielle Lloyd making false claims that we have had ‘similar run-ins’ is utter b*****s. “She is just fuming that I ‘didn’t get Jamie recruiting’ for her like she asked me to…”

She went on: “On a more serious note I’ve been inundated with messages from everyone but I’m not saying anything more until we’ve finished looking into this situation properly.”

Rebekah, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, was at the centre of drama on social media on Wednesday when Coleen posted a message saying she had spent months trying to work out who was leaking stories about her.

She wrote: "For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The SUN newspaper of my private posts and stories.

"There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family - all without my permission or knowledge.

"After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion."

Rooney, 33, said she "came up with an idea" - she blocked everyone apart from an Instagram page belonging to Vardy from seeing her Instagram stories and over the "past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper".

She said stories she had falsified about "gender selection in Mexico, and the story about returning to TV, and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house", had all made it into the newspaper.

"It's been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked; however, I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it's come from.

"I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

"It's ... Rebekah Vardy's account."

Denying the allegations, former I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! star Vardy replied to Rooney: "If you thought this was happening you could have told me & I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped.

"Over the years various people have had access to my insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn't know and have never followed myself."

She added: "I'm not being funny but I don't need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?"

Vardy, who is pregnant with her fifth child, said she was "so upset" that Rooney had made the accusation and she was "disgusted that I'm even having to deny this".

"You should have called me the first time this happened," she told Rooney.

The Sun has reported on the exchange and its article states: "Each of the stories provided to The Sun was put to Coleen's representatives before publication, and on each occasion they declined to comment."

Coleen’s spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday: "It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only."

According to various reports, Vardy is believed to have hired forensic IT experts to prove her innocence.

Appearing on Jeremy Vine On 5, Vardy's friend, Nicola McLean, said the footballer's wife is "taking legal action" and that if she discovers it is someone from her account who has leaked the stories, "she will find out who it is and she will deal with it".

McLean added that Vardy "had to take her kids out of school" and that she has cut short her holiday.

She said: "She is devastated, she doesn't see the funny side of this, but we're all sitting laughing about it.

"I'm trying not to be too serious here but I've seen the impact it's actually had."