'Wagatha Christie' trial LIVE – Coleen Rooney takes stand TODAY as legal battle with Rebekah Vardy rages on

REBEKAH Vardy and Coleen Rooney have arrived for the fourth day of their trial explosive trial at London's High Court.

Yesterday, Rebekah Vardy insisted she had never leaked stories to the Press and dismissed messages to pals as “jokes” and “gossip”.

She welled up as she recounted how online trolls had threatened to hurt her family following “Wagatha Christie” accusations by her rival Coleen Rooney.

The legal battle comes after Coleen accused the mum-of-five of leaking "false stories" about her private life to the media.

Wayne Rooney's wife claimed to have carried out a months-long "sting operation" before publicly outing Rebekah in a bombshell social media post.

And Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies the accusations and is now suing for libel.

Under English defamation law, the burden of proof now will be on Coleen to prove that her post was "substantially true".

Read our Wagatha Christie live blog below for the latest news and updates…

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    Rebekah Vardy arrives at court

    Rebekah Vardy has been pictured arriving in court.

    The wife of Leicester City soccer player, Jamie Vardy, arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

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    Bizarre moments from the trial 

    REBEKAH Vardy and Coleen Rooney's explosive trial kicked off earlier this week.

    Here are SEVEN bizarre moments from the trial so far:

    1. Peter Andre claims – Rebekah claimed in court this week that she had been forced into being critical about Peter Andre by her ex-husband and regretted it
    2. Gemma Collins – Rebekah also claimed that she was too distracted by Gemma Collins' Dancing On Ice "faceplant" to respond when her PR agent admitted she was the source of the Coleen Rooney car crash leak.
    3. Davy Jones – And mythical sea figure Davy Jones was even mentioned in court yesterday
    4. Washing clothes in sink – Mum-of-five Rebekah was accused of having "selective amnesia" after denying that she had previously called herself the "unofficial leader of the WAGS" in an interview
    5. "To be honest" comment – Jamie Vardy's wife was on the receiving end of a grilling from David Sherborne during yesterday's court hearing.
    6. Vardy crying – Rebekah left the witness box in tears after a day of jabs from barrister David Sherborne.
    7. Drinking excuse – And Rebekah was asked a number of questions by Sherborne about the World Cup in Russia in 2018 during the libel battle.

    Read the article in full here.

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    Yesterday was all about the evidence

    Mrs Vardy gave evidence for around 10 hours yesterday, at times becoming emotional on Wednesday and Thursday.

    The case comes after a viral social media post in October 2019, where Mrs Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a "sting operation" and accused Mrs Vardy, 40, of leaking "false stories" about her private life to the press.

    Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer's wife for libel, while Mrs Rooney is defending the claim on the basis her post was "substantially true" and in the public interest.

    The fake stories Mrs Rooney planted on her Instagram during the sting operation featured her travelling to Mexico for a "gender selection" procedure, her planning to return to TV, and the basement flooding at her home.

    In the post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, she wrote: "I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

    "It's ………. Rebekah Vardy's account."

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    Fourth day commences

    Coleen Rooney is expected to start her evidence in the high-profile libel claim brought by fellow footballer's wife Rebekah Vardy at the High Court.

    On the fourth day of the trial – today – Mrs Vardy is due to finish her evidence, with Mrs Rooney then taking her place in the witness box in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice.

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    Coleen & Wayne arrive in court

    Coleen and Wayne Rooney walked through a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial.

    Mrs Rooney, who wore an all-white outfit, arrived in a silver Mercedes van with her husband, who donned a blue suit for the proceedings.

    The couple did not respond to calls from the press as they passed through the main entrance of the court building.

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