Footballers' Wives writer teases a new series following Coleen Rooney's feud with Rebekah Vardy

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Calls for a Footballers' Wives revival hit fever pitch this week amid the online clash between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, and now it looks like one of the show's writers has heard us all loud and clear.

Earlier this week, Rebekah denied Coleen's claims that she'd been selling stories about her to the press and speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Thursday (October 10), writer Liz Lake shared that the news had got her creative juices flowing again.

"I'm typing as we speak!" she told host Nick Robinson, who asked if there would be another series of the show. "Wouldn't that be nice?" she replied.

Reflecting on the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction element of it all, Liz continued to share that Footballers' Wives "used to get accused of hyperbole".

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"I can tell you there were times we were writing stories where honest to God there'd be news stories on the radio where I'd have to stop what I was doing because the writing happened prior to shooting and by the time it went out it would look like we had stolen the story that was on the radio," she remembered.

"I really remember calling the producer one time saying, 'What do I do? Do I write this because it will be old news by this time?'"

Footballers' Wives ran for five series from 2002 to 2006 on ITV and starred the likes of Zoe Lucker, Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy and EastEnders' Gillian Taylforth.

Meanwhile, the real-life drama kicked off on Wednesday when Coleen Rooney shared a dramatic social media post explaining that she had blocked all accounts from viewing her Instagram stories with the exception of Rebekah's and posted a number of false stories that she says were later published in a newspaper.

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"I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them," she wrote. "It's......... Rebekah Vardy's account."

Rebekah later denied that she sold stories in a post of her own, saying that other people have access to her Instagram account.

"I'm not being funny but I don't need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?" she wrote.

"I liked you a lot Coleen and I'm so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when I'm heavily pregnant. I'm disgusted that I even have to deny this. You should have called me first when this happened."

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