Tensions in first trailer for Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama

‘Would you say you respect other people’s privacy?’ Tensions simmer between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in first trailer for Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama

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 barrister David Sherbourne.

In the clip, Chanel is seen as Coleen scanning 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)

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 voice-over, she reads out lines from Coleen’s famous Twitter statement where she accused Rebekah of selling stories on her to The Sun.

She says: ‘For a few years now someone who I trusted has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts.’

The clip then zooms out to look like a graphic in a tweet before the next seen shows the characters in the courtroom amid the libel trial.

With Natalia as Rebekah in the stand, Michael’s Hugh Tomlinson stands and asks: ‘Mrs. Vardy, would you say you respect other people’s privacy?’

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 barrister David Sherbourne

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 barrister David Sherbourne

‘Yes, I do,’ she replies.

The trailer comes after the first images of the highly-anticipated mini series were released earlier this month. 

Chanel was dressed in a navy blouse and black suit for one scene as she sat alongside actor Dion Lloyd who plays Coleen’s husband Wayne Rooney.

Other images show a recreation of Rebekah walking into the courtroom dressed in a navy long-sleeved dress and large sunglasses.

Chanel is also seen doing some investigative work as Coleen, scanning posts on her phone while at home.

Trailer: In the clip, Chanel is seen as Coleen sitting in her home scanning through her social media posts as a voiceover of her Twitter statement is heard

Trailer: In the clip, Chanel is seen as Coleen sitting in her home scanning through her social media posts as a voiceover of her Twitter statement is heard

Along with Chanel, Natalia and Michael, the programme stars Simon Coury as Rebekah’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson and Marci Nagyszokolyai as Rebekah’s husband Jamie Vardy. 

Created from the real court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, will give viewers a chance to relive the untelevised scenes from inside the courtroom with all the drama that kept the public and media gripped for weeks.

The programme, produced by Chalkboard, who made BBC’s historical murder series Murder, Mystery and My Family, will air later this year.

The former friends first publicly fell out 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 seen shows the characters in the courtroom amid the libel trial

Legal battle: The clip then zooms out to look like a graphic in a tweet before the next seen shows the characters in the courtroom amid the libel trial

Court: With Natalia as Rebekah in the stand, Michael's Hugh Tomlinson stands and asks: 'Mrs. Vardy, would you say you respect other people's privacy?'

Court: With Natalia as Rebekah in the stand, Michael’s Hugh Tomlinson stands and asks: ‘Mrs. Vardy, would you say you respect other people’s privacy?’

Show: Created from the real court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, will give viewers a chance to relive the untelevised scenes from inside the courtroom

Show: Created from the real court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, will give viewers a chance to relive the untelevised scenes from inside the courtroom

Her rigorous sleuthing to find the culprit earned her the title Wagatha Christie in reference to mystery writer Agatha Christie.

Rebekah denied the claims and sued for libel, but lost in the High Court in July where her evidence was deemed ‘manifestly inconsistent’ and ‘not credible’.

In October, she was ordered to pay 90 per cent of Coleen’s legal bills with the first £800,000 needing to be paid within six weeks.

The former Dancing on Ice contestant also has to foot her own lawyers’ bills, meaning the enormous cost of her failed libel claim is around £4million.

Rebekah reportedly faces an estimated £1.5million legal bill towards her costs following their ‘Wagatha Christie’ High Court libel battle.

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)

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: The upcoming series recreates the legal battle between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy that came to be known as the ' Wagatha Christie ' trial (Coleen and Wayne pictured)

New: The upcoming series recreates the legal battle between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy that came to be known as the ‘ Wagatha Christie ‘ trial (Coleen and Wayne pictured) 

Drama: One image shows a recreation of Rebekah Vardy walking into the courtroom dressed in a navy long-sleeved dress and large sunglasses

Drama: One image shows a recreation of Rebekah Vardy walking into the courtroom dressed in a navy long-sleeved dress and large sunglasses

The WAG – whose reputation is in tatters after she scored one of the worst own goals in British legal history – is thought to have to find £800,000 of it in weeks.

It comes at the hands of a High Court judge who dismissed her evidence as ‘evasive or implausible’ in one of the most closely-followed cases in recent years.

She was accused of deliberately deleting WhatsApp messages central to the case as it was suggested her agent also intentionally dropped her phone in the North Sea.

Vardy and her footballer husband were left with the bill after Mrs Justice Steyn ruled in favour of Rooney in a judgment that said swathes of her evidence given under oath had been ‘manifestly inconsistent’, ‘not credible’ and needed to be treated with ‘very considerable caution’.

She lost her high-profile libel claim against Rooney in July when Justice Steyn ruled that Rooney’s viral social media post accusing Vardy of leaking her private information to the press was ‘substantially true’.

Feud: The former friends first publicly fell out in 2019 when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking posts from her private Instagram account to The Sun

Feud: The former friends first publicly fell out in 2019 when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking posts from her private Instagram account to The Sun 

It followed a viral social media post where Rooney had revealed she had put false stories on her Instagram page. These fake tales 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 declaration ‘it’s….Rebekah Vardy’s account’.

In an order made public on Tuesday, the judge ruled that Vardy should pay 90% of Rooney’s costs.

Rooney incurred total costs of more than £2 million, but £350,000 of those had already been racked up before the trial in May, so those 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 sleuthing to find the culprit earned her the title Wagatha Christie in reference to mystery writer Agatha Christie

Trial: Coleen’s rigorous sleuthing to find the culprit earned her the title Wagatha Christie in reference to mystery writer Agatha Christie

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