REBEKAH Vardy and Coleen Rooney will go head-to-head today as their explosive Wagatha Christie High Court battle begins.

Lawyers for the WAGs will clash in the courtroom after Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking "false stories" about her private life to the media.


Wayne's wife claims to have carried out a months-long "sting operation" before publicly accusing Rebekah in a bombshell social media post.

Coleen alleges that three fake stories were shared, including that she travelled to Mexico for a "gender selection" procedure.

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

"It's ………. Rebekah Vardy's account."

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Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies the accusations and is now suing for libel.

Under English defamation law, the burden of proof now will be on Coleen to prove that her post was "substantially true".

The full trial is expected to begin at London's Royal Courts of Justice following months of preliminary hearings. Neither Coleen nor Rebekah have so far attended any.

The case first went to court in November 2020, with a judge finding that Coleen's post "clearly identified" mum-of-five Rebekah as being "guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust".

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The judge, now Lord Justice Warby, also said that "the element of suspense introduced by the multiple dots seems to me designed to raise expectations of a dramatic revelation".

Since then, several hearings have taken place to prepare for the trial, including one where texts between Rebekah and agent Caroline Watt emerged.

In one, Rebekah called Coleen a "nasty b***h" and a "c***", it's alleged.

But in February, Coleen's barrister David Sherborne told the High Court that a "series of unfortunate events" have happened over the evidence in the case – including Ms Watt's phone falling into the North Sea.

Rebekah's lawyers have said she has "nothing to hide".

Most recently, the High Court was told by Mr Sherborne that Rebekah "appears to accept" that Ms Watt was the source of leaked stories about Coleen.

Ms Watt had been due to give evidence in the trial, but was recently found to be "not fit" to take part, also withdrawing her written evidence.

Mr Tomlinson said: "We simply don't know what the true position is in relation to Ms Watt… She's not communicating with anybody."

COURT SHOWDOWN

Wayne Rooney will be quizzed, it's understood.

Meanwhile, just last week, it emerged that the Rooneys fear their reputations will be "shredded" as a result of the trial.

They allegedly fear being grilled over their relationship with the media amid reports some stories about Wayne were "hushed up".

There could also be stories about the Derby County manager Coleen doesn't know about, it is claimed.

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One pal called the situation "a slow-motion train crash".

The trial in front of Mrs Justice Steyn is expected to last seven days.

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