It doesn’t look like Lorraine Kelly is going to be getting out her popcorn if a supposed Wagatha Christie-inspired documentary actually gets made, as she labelled the premise ‘very silly’.
In October 2019, Coleen Rooney revealed her aptitude for detective skills when she claimed to have discovered who had been selling fake stories about her to the press, writing the infamous words on Instagram: ‘It’s…… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
Coleen, 35, who’s married to former England football player Wayne Rooney, explained that she set up a ruse on social media that she believed resulted in her catching out Rebekah, 39, who’s married Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
The pair have since become embroiled in a court dispute, with Rebekah strongly denying she ever sold stories about Coleen to the media and hiring a legal team to conduct a ‘forensic investigation’ to determine whether anyone else had access to her Instagram account.
In June 2020, Rebekah launched a defamation lawsuit against Coleen, claiming that she libelled and slandered her by sharing public accusations about her on social media.
On Thursday’s edition of Lorraine, the morning talk show host addressed the rumour that a movie about the libel case is in development, with Coleen reportedly set to sign a £1million deal to create the documentary film.
After showing pictures of Coleen and Rebekah on the screen, Lorraine remarked: ‘It’s been reported this morning that their libel court case, you know that one that’s called Wagatha Christie, apparently it’s going to be turned into a movie. Rumoured Coleen is set to sign a £1million deal for it to be made.’
‘It’s all very silly,’ Lorraine curtly added, almost whispering her remark.
The Mirror has reported that Coleen wants to ‘let the public make their own minds up’ with the film, in which she will supposedly share all of the evidence she has against Rebekah.
Coleen was dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ by people on social media after she explained that she planted fake stories about her life on her Instagram Story, making her story only available to view to one person.
She outlined how her aim was to figure out whether the particular individual had previously sent stories about her to the press by seeing whether the fake stories were reported in the media.
‘Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories if they made their way into the Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house,’ she wrote.
‘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.’
Rebekah has strenuously denied the allegations, writing in a statement directed at Coleen: ‘I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.’
She added: ‘I’m disgusted that I’m even having to deny this. You should have called me the first time this happened.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Coleen Rooney, Rebekah Vardy and Lorton Entertainment for comment regarding the rumoured film.
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
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