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‘It was me’ – The not-so-sudden plot twist at the Wagatha Christie trial

Rebekah Vardy must have seen the moment coming over the horizon like a train whose tracks she has been standing on for the last three months, but has declined to get out of its way

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Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, Picture date: Friday May 13, 2022. PA Photo. Rooney accused Vardy of leaking "false stories" about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long "sting operation" which saw her dubbed "Wagatha Christie". Yui Mok/PA Wire

Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, Picture date: Friday May 13, 2022. PA Photo. Rooney accused Vardy of leaking "false stories" about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long "sting operation" which saw her dubbed "Wagatha Christie". Yui Mok/PA Wire

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen Rooney arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Britain May 13, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen Rooney arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Britain May 13, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley

Coleen and Wayne Rooney leave the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, during high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. James Manning/PA Wire

Coleen and Wayne Rooney leave the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, during high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. James Manning/PA Wire

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Britain, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Britain, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, Picture date: Friday May 13, 2022. PA Photo. Rooney accused Vardy of leaking "false stories" about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long "sting operation" which saw her dubbed "Wagatha Christie". Yui Mok/PA Wire

“It was me.” They’re three “Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal” words in affairs of this nature. In crime and courtroom dramas real or fictitious, the “it was me” moment tends to be where the plot starts to resolve itself.

Yet Rebekah Vardy, facing down a second full day of cross examination at the Royal Courts of Justice, must have known that the “it was me” moment would be coming since at least February. And what makes matters all the more bizarre is that she is not the defendant. This is a libel action she has brought herself.


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