Tensions simmer between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in the first trailer for Channel 4’s Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama.
The twenty-second trailer for the highly anticipated series features Chanel Creswell as Coleen and Natalia Tena as Rebekah, along with Michael Sheen as Coleen’s attorney, David Sherbourne.
In the clip, Chanel is seen as Coleen browsing through her social media posts, a worried look on her face.
Drama: Tensions simmer between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in the first trailer for Channel 4’s Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama (Chanel Cresswell as Coleen)
In a voiceover, she reads lines from Coleen’s famous Twitter statement where she accuses Rebekah of selling stories about her to The Sun.
She says: “For the past few years, someone I trusted has been regularly informing The Sun newspaper about my private publications.”
The clip then zooms out to look like a graphic in a tweet before the next view shows the characters in the courtroom in the middle of the libel trial.
With Natalia as Rebekah in the stand, Michael’s Hugh Tomlinson stands up and asks, “Mrs. Vardy, would you say you respect the privacy of others?
Courtroom: The twenty-second trailer for the series features Chanel Creswell as Coleen and Natalia Tena as Rebekah (pictured) along with Michael Sheen as Coleen’s attorney David Sherbourne
“Yes, I know that,” she replies.
The trailer comes after the first images of the highly anticipated miniseries were released earlier this month.
Chanel was dressed in a navy blouse and black suit for a scene as she sat alongside actor Dion Lloyd who plays Coleen’s husband Wayne Rooney.
Other images show a recreation of Rebekah entering the courtroom wearing a navy long-sleeved dress and large sunglasses.
Chanel is also seen doing investigative work as Coleen, scanning messages on her home phone.
Trailer: In the clip, Chanel is seen as Coleen sitting in her house browsing her social media posts as a voiceover of her Twitter statement is heard
Starring Chanel, Natalia and Michael, the program stars Simon Coury as Rebekah’s attorney, Hugh Tomlinson, and Marci Nagyszokolyai as Rebekah’s husband, Jamie Vardy.
Created from the actual court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, will give viewers a chance to relive the non-televised scenes from inside the courtroom with all the drama that kept the public and the media in breath for weeks.
The programme, produced by Chalkboard, which made the historic BBC murder series Murder, Mystery and My Family, will air later this year.
The former friends first fell out publicly in 2019 when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking posts from her private Instagram account to The Sun.
Legal battle: The clip then zooms out to look like a graphic in a tweet before the next view shows the characters in the courtroom amid the libel trial
Court: With Natalia as Rebekah in the stand, Michael’s Hugh Tomlinson stands up and asks, “Ms. Vardy, would you say you respect the privacy of others?
Show: Created from the actual court transcripts, Vardy vs. Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, will give viewers a chance to relive the non-televised scenes from inside the courtroom
His rigorous search to find the culprit earned him the title of Wagatha Christie in reference to the author of detective novels Agatha Christie.
Rebekah denied the allegations and sued for defamation, but lost at the High Court in July, where her testimony was found to be ‘grossly inconsistent’ and ‘uncredible’.
In October, she was ordered to pay 90% of Coleen’s legal bills, with the first £800,000 to be paid within six weeks.
The former Dancing on Ice contestant also has to pay her own lawyers’ bills, meaning the huge cost of her failed libel claim is around £4million.
Rebekah is reportedly facing an estimated £1.5million legal bill for her costs following their libel battle against High Court ‘Wagatha Christie’.
Tense: The first images from Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama were released earlier this month (Chanel and Dion Lloyd as Coleen and Wayne Rooney)
New: Upcoming series recreates the legal battle between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy known as the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial (Coleen and Wayne pictured)
Drama: An image shows a re-enactment of Rebekah Vardy entering the courtroom wearing a navy long-sleeved dress and large sunglasses
WAG – whose reputation is in tatters after scoring one of the worst own goals in British legal history – are expected to find £800,000 within weeks.
It comes from the hands of a High Court judge who dismissed his testimony as ‘evasive or implausible’ in one of the most watched cases in recent years.
She was accused of deliberately deleting WhatsApp messages at the heart of the case, as it was suggested her agent also intentionally dropped her phone in the North Sea.
Vardy and her footballer husband ended up with the bill after Madam Justice Steyn ruled in favor of Rooney in a judgment that found swathes of his sworn testimony had been ‘grossly inconsistent’, ‘uncredible’ and had to be treated with “extreme caution”.
She lost her high-profile libel suit against Rooney in July when Judge Steyn ruled that Rooney’s viral social media post accusing Vardy of leaking his private information to the press was “substantially true”.
Feud: The former friends first fell out publicly in 2019 when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking posts from her private Instagram account to The Sun
This followed a viral social media post where Rooney revealed she had put fake stories on her Instagram page. These false stories then emerged in The Sun newspaper.
Because she had changed her settings so only one user could see it, she felt confident to make the famous statement “this is…Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
In an order released Tuesday, the judge ruled that Vardy should pay 90% of Rooney’s costs.
Rooney incurred total costs of over £2million, but £350,000 of these had already accrued before the trial in May, so they were removed to produce a final figure of £1,667,860.
Vardy was ordered to pay £800,000 of the costs bill by 4pm on November 15.
Trial: Coleen’s rigorous search to find the culprit earned her the title Wagatha Christie in reference to mystery writer Agatha Christie