The legal case has been adapted into a Channel 4 drama (Picture: PA; Instagram)
The two-parter is based on the Wagatha Christie trial that gripped the nation earlier this year.
Despite the judge ruling that Rebekah was the source of the leak, the mother-of-five has vehemently denied this.
Telling the tale of the libel case that began in 2019 and concluded this summer in court, This Is England’s Chanel Cresswell and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena appear as the warring ‘WAGS’ Rooney and Vardy respectively.
The series is based on the real court transcripts, with the court case taking place after Rooney famously conducted a months-long ‘sting operation’ in order to try and deduce who she believed was leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press.
Viewers can expect to see a star-studded cast including the likes of Michael Sheen and Dion Lloyd.
But what role does Caroline Watt play in the real-life case?
Who is Caroline Watt?
Caroline Watt was Vardy’s former agent.
She started representing the media personality when her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, rose to fame in 2015, and has been credited with securing publicity opportunities such as her 2018 stint in reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
In April, it was claimed that Watt was ‘not fit to give oral evidence.’
In written arguments, Mr Tomlinson said: ‘The claimant served a witness statement of Caroline Watt with the intention of calling Ms Watt to give oral evidence at the trial.
‘The claimant’s solicitors were, however, aware that Ms Watt was in a fragile state and had been expressing serious concerns about giving evidence.’
He added that a consultant forensic psychiatrist produced a report which concluded Watt is not fit to provide oral evidence at the High Court trial.
The drama moves from a court of law to TV screens across the nation tonight (Picture: Channel 4/PA)
‘In these circumstances, it is clear that Ms Watt cannot be called to give evidence,’ he concluded.
Rooney’s barrister, David Sherborne argued in written statements: ‘The defendant has serious concerns about the lack of any opportunity to cross-examine Ms Watt on her statement given the real concerns about its truthfulness and reliability and the central importance of her role in the allegations complained of.’
He added: ‘Ms Watt is now saying that she is too ill to attend court to be cross-examined on the events and allegations concerning her, although she was and is able to provide a lengthy witness statement about them, provided she is not questioned about it.
‘The defendant’s position is that Ms Watt’s concern about giving evidence is because of the realisation that her evidence is untrue and therefore she is scared of being tested upon it.’
Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama airs tonight and Thursday night at 9pm on Channel 4.
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The first episode drops tonight.