From WAGs to riches: Rebekah Vardy tells Wagatha Christie trial she and fellow footballers’ wives had to wash their clothes in the SINK at Russian hotel during 2018 World Cup

  • Rebekah quizzed by Coleen Rooney’s barrister about contacts with journalists 
  • In response, the WAG said, ‘I was busy with the kids and under so much stress’ 
  • She then added: We even had to wash our own clothes in the sink at the hotel’ 

Rebekah Vardy today claimed she and her fellow WAGs had to wash their own clothes in the sink at their hotel during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

As the Wagatha Christie trial entered a third day, Rebekah was quizzed by Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne about the extent of her contacts with journalists during the tournament. 

In response, the WAG claimed she did not have any contact with the media because she was too busy washing her clothes in the sink.

‘I was busy with the kids and under so much stress,’ she said. ‘We even had to wash our own clothes in the sink at the hotel.’ 

The England WAGs outside a restaurant in St Petersburg during the 2018 World Cup. It features, from left to right: Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Rebekah Vardy, Annabelle Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner and Lucia Loi

Earlier today, Rebekah was dramatically accused of lying after she blamed heavy drinking for failing to remember the details of a paparazzi shot she allegedly helped to set up during the tournament. 

She denied the allegation this morning. But when asked for details by Mr Sherborne she said: ‘If I’m completely honest I had been drinking quite a bit.’

Coleen claimed she did not have any contact with the media during the 2018 World Cup because she was too busy washing her clothes in the sink

Mr Sherborne cuttingly replied: ‘I would hope you’re honest because you’re sitting in a witness box.’

He then added: ‘Mrs Vardy, this is the first time that you have suggested that your recollection of events has been affected by drinking – that’s a lie, isn’t it?’   

The group of WAGs in the snap included Marcus Rashford’s girlfriend Lucia Loi, Kyle Walker’s partner Annie Kilner and Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins – who was left ‘upset and embarrassed’ when it emerged in the media.

Rebekah said Ms Watt had arranged for a photographer to take pictures of her as she left her hotel but denied giving the photographer the location of either the hotel or the restaurant where the WAGs were having dinner.

The court heard Rebekah texted Ms Watt about travel arrangements from the hotel to the restaurant. 

There were exchanges about last minute changes in travel arrangements on the night.

Coleen, dressed all in black and carrying a Chanel handbag, looked relaxed as she stepped out of a black cab with her husband Wayne behind in his signature navy suit with a leather handbag containing a bulging file

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