Wagatha Christie: A uniquely British feud

By Holly Honderich
BBC News, Washington

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionFootball wife Rebekah Vardy is at the heart of Britain's biggest (Instagram) scandal

Forget The Crown. The only British drama you need right now is the real-life feud between two Wags – wives and girlfriends of football stars – currently playing out in the UK High Court.

Last year, the wife of former England attacker Wayne Rooney sensationally accused fellow soccer spouse Rebekah Vardy of leaking her personal information to the British tabloids. Rooney said she knew this because she had carried out a sophisticated sting operation on Instagram.

Vardy has vehemently denied the allegations and has taken Rooney to court for defamation. A judge has made an initial ruling in favour of Vardy, but the legal battle is far from over. If Vardy and Rooney do not resolve things privately, we may see a full trial in the new year.

  • Judge backs Vardy in 'Wagatha Christie' hearing

We know, it's a lot. So here's what you need to know about the high-profile spat that has sparked a court battle, inspired hundreds of memes and riveted a nation.

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