Wagatha Christie TV series announced by Channel 4

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The 'Wagatha Christie' trial took place in May earlier this year. (Getty)
The 'Wagatha Christie' trial took place in May earlier this year. (Getty)

Channel 4 have announced they will be making a docu-drama about the 'Wagatha Christie' trial involving Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy.

Dubbed online as "Wagatha Christie", the story started when Rooney claimed that information from her private Instagram account was being sold to The Sun newspaper. Rooney accused Vardy of leaking the information.

Vardy denied the claims and subsequently initiated legal proceedings against Rooney for defamation.

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The trial took place at the High Court in May with a judgment still yet to be announced.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19, 2022: Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice following the final day of the high-profile trial dubbed by the media as
Rebekah Vardy leaving court. (Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Channel 4's docu-drama, entitled Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will make use of the real court transcripts and recreate scenes from the trial using actors for Vardy, Rooney and their footballer husbands Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney.

The show will also feature talking head analysis from experts and social media.

Oonagh Kearney, who is directing the series, has said in a statement: “This trial utterly captivated the public with its daily feed of entertaining exchanges and jaw-dropping reveals. But behind this, is a story of two women under constant public scrutiny, fighting for their reputations. It's a privilege to work with Channel 4, writer Chris Atkins and the fantastic Chalkboard team to peel back the layers of this story and reveal the beating hearts within.”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2022/05/17: Coleen and Wayne Rooney leave court after giving evidence in the
Coleen and Wayne Rooney leaving court. (LightRocket via Getty Images)

Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 4 added: “More outlandish than a storyline from Footballers Wives, this High Court case gripped the nation. Now, using court transcripts, this factual dramatisation 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 encapsulated so much about the British cultural landscape in the 21st century.”

Wayne Rooney recently announced he was returning to the US to manage DC United after resigning from his position at Derby County. Unveiling the move, Rooney said his family would stay in the UK.

Watch below: Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney face wait for 'Wagatha Christie' trial decision

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