An interview given by Rebekah Vardy to News of the World in 2004 was raised in the ongoing Wagatha Christie defamation trial
Vardy, the footballer’s wife, saw the process Jamie Vardytake Coleen RooneyWife of former footballer Wayne Rooneyto the Royal Courts of Justice after Rooney accused Vardy of leaking information about her private life to the Sun in a viral social media post in 2019.
Vardy has denied leaking stories about Rooney to the media.
You need to know.
What did Rebeka Vardy say about Peter Andre?
In 2004, Vardy gave the News of the World an interview about an alleged one-night stand with Andre.
The interview caption read, “Peter is hung like a little chipolata, shaved, baggy, lasts five minutes.”
In the interview, Vardy said Andre only lasted “five minutes of sex” and said he had “the smallest pants fitting I’ve ever seen,” comparing his penis to a “miniature chipolata.”
Why was it brought to court?
Vardy was questioned in court by Rooney’s attorney, David Sherborne, in which she repeatedly denied leaking information about Roney to newspapers.
When asked by Sherborne, Vardy agreed with his suggestion that it’s “wrong” and “annoying” for someone to secretly leak someone else’s information that they don’t want to share.
Sherborne asked if Vardy respects people’s privacy, to which she replied, “Yes, I do.”
At that point, Sherborne turned to questions about Vardy’s 2004 interview about Andre.
He said that New of the World was the “time highest circulating newspaper” read by about four million people and asked Vardy if it was “respect” to Andre’s “right” not to have “this information” about her sexual exterior to share a newspaper.
Vardy replied: “I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. It’s something I deeply regret… It’s not nice to read and I understand why this is used and to me this is a mud fight and I’ve also been threatened with a mud fight by Ms Rooney’s team.”
When Sherborne repeated his question, Vardy said that the “circumstances around it were completely different.” She later said that she neither asked Andre for permission to do the interview nor warned him in advance that it was going to happen.
Sherborne asked, “Was it particularly important to you that the size of his manhood should be made public?”
Vardy replied: “It was something I had to say.”
How did Peter André react?
Andre reportedly took to social media to address the situation and posted to his Instagram account.
He said: “Do you know how hard it is to keep biting my lip in situations?
“But the way I see it, most people in the jungle saw an acorn turn into an oak tree, so I guess I’m fine.”
Andre refers to his stay in the third season of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! in 2004 along with the future ex-wife Katie Price.
He added, “At least now she’s admitted it’s not true and was forced to say it.”
The post has either since been deleted or was posted on the singer’s Instagram story and has since expired.