‘Vulnerable’ Peter Andre apologises to family for being dragged into Rebekah Vardy court case

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Peter Andre has given Rebekah Vardy a dressing down after she admitted in court that disparaging remarks about the size of his manhood were untrue (Getty Images)
Peter Andre has given Rebekah Vardy a dressing down after she admitted in court that disparaging remarks about the size of his manhood were untrue (Getty Images)

Peter Andre has said sorry to his family and admitted to feeling “vulnerable” after he was mentioned in the Wagatha Christie court case.

This week Rebekah Vardy was questioned in court over a 2004 double page spread in the News of the World in which she revealed intimate details of sex with singer Andre and making a cruel jibe about his “chipolata” manhood.

Now the Mysterious Girl singer, 49, has apologised to his doctor wife Emily and his four children for having to hear the remark about the size of his manhood after the interview emerged again in Vardy’s court case with Coleen Rooney over newspaper leaks.

He wrote on Instagram: “Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion.

Rebekah Vardy claimed in court that her ex-husband had forced her to make the remarks to the paper (Getty Images)
Rebekah Vardy claimed in court that her ex-husband had forced her to make the remarks to the paper (Getty Images)

“Just a couple of things first. Sorry to Emily and the children that have had to see and hear some not very nice things.

“Secondly that ridiculous article yest (about a certain remote control…) was written fifteen years ago and republished yesterday. To be fair the media are very kind to me in general.

“Thirdly, you all know I like to take the p** out of myself but maybe I felt a bit vulnerable this morning. Love from an Aussie Brit Greek.”

In the video itself, he said: “Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out.

“15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say.

“Okay yes, now, [Vardy] gone to court and admitted that the story was made up, and she did that because her ex-husband forced her to do it.

“Fair enough, but put that all aside and just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know - you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering.

“There would be outrage, there would absolute outrage. But because it’s been said about me, its been the butt of all jokes, I’ve took it for 15 years.

”You know some of you are gonna go, “oh get over it, don’t say anything whatever”. You’ve got to understand, what’s even worse is it’s brought up in a High Court, and the lawyer is bringing it up... and it’s brought up again. And the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.

”And I just I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying.

“‘Okay yes, I think we all know now it’s just a made-up story fine, fine, fine. But it’s a little bit more serious than that. And I think it’s not fair that something like this can happen again and again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go.”

In court when questioned, Vardy accepted the article was “not nice” and “absolutely” disrespectful to Mr Andre but insisted she had not wanted to take part in the interview.

“I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this story, it’s something I deeply regret, and something that’s very much part of my past,” she said.

“It’s not nice to read, I’ve dealt with this, I understand why this is being used. To me, this is mudslinging, I was always threatened with mudslinging by Mrs Rooney’s team. I went through a terrible relationship, it was horrible and abusive, and I was forced into a situation.”

The court heard Vardy’s ex-husband complained to the press regulator Ipso over her public pronouncements that she had been forced into the story and his complaint was upheld.

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