The WAG trial that captured the nation concluded yesterday, but the interest surrounding it continues. In her first public TV interview since losing her libel case to Coleen Rooney, Rebekah Vardy has once again maintained her side of the story. In a dramatic teaser clip for the interview, she breaks down in tears as she explains her side.
Rebekah sat down to emotionally tell-all to presenter Kate McCann, which is set to air on Talk TV tonight. It is believed to be quite an explosive interview as she opens about how she feels now the trial has concluded. In the clip she stands firm in her claim that she ‘did not’ leak false stories about Coleen to the press.
Rebekah was accused of doing so in October 2019 – when Coleen used the now-famous phrase, ‘It’s…… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’ Coleen said she had carried out a months-long 'sting operation' and accused Rebekah of leaking 'false stories' about her private life to the press.
During the tense interview teaser Rebekah reveals she felt ‘extremely disappointed’ after the verdict of the trial was announced. She also tells presenter Kate she feels ‘let down’ following the judge’s ruling. ‘I feel let down by a lot of people, a lot of things. But mostly I feel let down by the legal system,’ she states. Rebekah then breaks down in tears, as she becomes more emotional as the interview progresses.
In an Interview with The Sun ahead of the Talk TV interview airing tonight, Rebekah also up about her struggles with her mental health following the ordeal. She revealed that she is still having nightmares now. She stated she was put on anti-depressants after she suffered with suicidal thoughts and was also hospitalised twice. She also revealed to the publication,'I was having serious panic attacks. I had kidney stones which were brought on by stress, and I just felt like my life was falling apart.'
Rebekah continued, 'Physically, emotionally and mentally it was exhausting. It was draining. I had to go to hospital a couple of times because they were really worried about my mental wellbeing. And since the court case, I think I’m probably suffering with PTSD — I feel physically sick when I talk about the trial and what happened, and I have nightmares.'
However when asked what she would do if she saw Coleen in the street, Rebekah said, 'I'd ask her if she wanted to go for a Caffè Nero.' So, no hard feelings it seems...
In the court ruling, the judge said it was 'likely' Vardy's agent passed the stories on to The Sun. 'The evidence... clearly shows, in my view, that Mrs Vardy knew of and condoned this behaviour, actively engaging in it by directing Ms Watt to the private Instagram account, sending her screenshots of Mrs Rooney's posts, drawing attention to items of potential interest to the press, and answering additional queries raised by the press via Ms Watt,' Mrs Justice Steyn said. Rebekah could be expected to pay more than £2.5million in damages.
I know we are all on the edge of our seats but viewers will have to wait until tonight to watch the juicy tell-all interview.
Rebekah Vardy: Coleen and me airs on TalkTV on 3 August at 7pm.