Wagatha Christie: A uniquely British feud

By Holly Honderich
BBC News, Washington

Publishedduration30 minutes 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, Coleen Rooney accused fellow soccer spouse Rebekah Vardy of leaking personal information to the British tabloids, after apparently ensnaring Vardy in an Instagram sting operation worthy of the CIA.

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
  • Coleen Rooney 'disappointed' by Vardy legal action
  • Coleen Rooney in Twitter row with Rebekah Vardy

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.