After The Coleen Rooney And Rebekah Vardy Scandal, Footballers’ Wives Is Returning… As A Musical

We can't wait, tbh.

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by Bonnie McLaren |

We thought all of our Footballers' Wives dreams had come true earlier this month, with the whole Wagatha Christie/Rebekah Vardy/Coleen Rooney scandal - but it turns out that was only the beginning, as the iconic show is now returning… As a musical.

The hit TV series, which followed the off-field antic of wives and girlfriends {:rel=nofollow}ended in 2006 - but now Maureen Chadwick, one of Footballers' Wives original creators, confirmed to Radio Times that a musical version is being written. And those songs will be based on the first series of the show, which followed Tanya Turner and her tumultuous marriage to footballer Jason Turner.

Producer Liz Lake also told the magazine that while there are no plans to bring the show back to the airwaves, that it could happen if there was enough interest. (Just saying, now is perfect time - as we all care a lot more about WAGs than we did two weeks ago.) ‘If there's an appetite for it, and enough people want it, it would be worth having that conversation,’ she said.

‘Whatever job I do, I get people telling me they loved Footballers' Wives. It was an escape and a bit of refreshing camp, but it was still really bold storytelling. I think we'd prefer to have an update than a reboot, a revival moving it forward. It's more than just nostalgia, it's about seeing what life is like now.’

Zoe Lucker, who played Turner in the original, has her reservations though. ‘The thing that would worry me is, what if it wasn't as good? I always panic about that,’ she said. ‘The fact that people still talk about it the way they do, I would hate for any of us to go back and for any of us to be disappointed and it would be such a shame.’

READ MORE: Our Footballers Wives Dreams Come True As Coleen Rooney Accuses Rebekah Vardy Of Selling Stories About Her

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One half of the indestructible Beckham brand, Victoria was the original Queen WAG in 2006. At the time Victoria had been married to David for seven years and had just given birth to her third boy, Cruz. She had also just launched her denim line, dvb Style and walked the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli. Over a decade later, she is a fully fledged and well respected fashion designer, with a fourth addition to her brood – the adorable Harper.

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