Rebekah Vardy’s agent in Sun’s VIP lodge months before she was dragged into row of leaks


Pictured: Rebekah Vardy’s agent in the Sun’s VIP box just months before she was dragged into the row of the ‘Wagatha Christie’ leaks

  • Rebekah Vardy and her agent were invited to a VIP box rented by The Sun in 2019
  • She was accused months later of leaking Coleen Rooney’s stories to the tabloid
  • Ms Vardy and Caroline Watt can be seen posing in a glitzy nighttime pic










The Sun gave Rebekah Vardy and her agent a glitzy night out just months before fellow WAG Coleen Rooney accused her of leaking articles to the newspaper.

Ms Vardy and Caroline Watt were invited to a VIP box the tabloid had rented for the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena in London in January 2019.

A photograph from the night – one of the showbiz events of the year – shows the two women posing with the late Love Island star Mike Thalassitis and socialite Lizzie Cundy at the club, which is said to have cost around £ 10,000 and is usually fully stocked. with champagne and quality food.

Rebekah Vardy and agent Caroline Watt (far and second from right) pose with late Love Island star Mike Thalassitis and socialite Lizzie Cundy (left) in the box

The image emerged as Ms Watt was drawn into the “Wagatha Christie” legal battle, in which Ms Vardy is suing Ms Rooney for libel.

The case began after Ms Rooney, the wife of former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, claimed in October 2019 that Ms Vardy, 39, had told a series of stories to her subject to Sun.

Ms. Vardy vehemently denies the allegation. Ms Rooney, 35, alleged the stories were all obtained from her private Instagram account which she only allowed to follow 300 “trusted friends and family”.

The Sun gave Ms Vardy and her agent a glitzy night out just months before fellow WAG Coleen Rooney (pictured) accused him of leaking stories to the newspaper

The Sun gave Ms Vardy and her agent a glitzy night out just months before fellow WAG Coleen Rooney (pictured) accused her of leaking stories to the newspaper

She had worried that the information she had published was appearing in the newspaper and had prepared a trap to find the person responsible by publishing bogus updates to increasingly small circles of people.

Court documents submitted by Ms Rooney’s legal team appear to require Ms Vardy and Ms Watt to reveal details of their private communications.

Judge Nicklin has ordered a legal hearing to determine what should be disclosed and whether Instagram should be asked to disclose its records.

Ms Watt, 39, is also named as a respondent at the hearing – the first time she has been officially named in the case, which has been booming for more than 18 months.

Ms Watt and Ms Vardy were also pictured at the televised awards show with actor Richard Madden, star of the hit BBC1 drama Bodyguard.

Mrs Vardy with her husband footballer Jamie Vardy.  Ms Rooney, the wife of former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, claimed in October 2019 that Ms Vardy, 39, had told a series of stories about her to the Sun.

Mrs Vardy with her husband footballer Jamie Vardy. Ms Rooney, the wife of former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, claimed in October 2019 that Ms Vardy, 39, had told a series of stories about her to the Sun.

A mother of two, Ms Watt, whose husband Steve played for Chelsea and Swansea City before becoming manager of Hythe Town in Kent, has been friends with Ms Vardy for at least six years.

The former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant started managing Ms Vardy when her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, rose to fame in 2015.

She oversaw her client interviews in newspapers and magazines and also negotiated the deal for Ms. Vardy to appear on the hit reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2018.

Before the pandemic, she regularly visited the Lincolnshire home of the Vardys.

Ms Watt was previously employed by arts agency The Frontrow Partnership, but left in 2019 to go it alone, and her clients include former daughter Nicola McLean.

A hearing to discuss Ms Rooney’s request for “specific disclosure” of information from Ms Vardy and Ms Watt is set to take place in February, ahead of a potentially explosive court battle between the wives of the two warring footballers.

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