The WAGS, 34 and 38 respectively, have been preparing for the court case over recent months following an explosive post made last year by Coleen accusing Rebekah’s Instagram account of leaking stories about her.
WAG war: Coleen Rooney (pictured last week) and Rebekah Vardy could come face-to-face in court next week, with their £1million libel case hearing scheduled for Thursday
During this hearing it is understood that mum-of-four Coleen will have to explain what she meant in her allegations and show she has ‘reasonable grounds’ to claim that Rebekah made up the stories ‘directly or indirectly’.
While Rebekah and her legal team will have to describe how they mean to prove her libel claim against Coleen at the half-day hearing.
After hearing both sides’ arguments, a judge will then set out the parameters for the trial which will kick off in full next year.
Showdown? The WAGs have been given the date November 19 for their ‘meanings hearing’ ahead of the full trial kicking off next year (Rebekah is pictured)
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coleen and Rebekah for a comment.
It has now been a year since Coleen accused nemesis Rebekah’s Instagram account of leaking stories about her in a post which caused fans to dub her Wagatha Christie – due to her detective skills.
The mother-of-four, who shares Kai, 10, Klay, seven, Kit, four, and Cass, two, with footballer Wayne, 34, reportedly wants to end the £1million High Court libel battle against the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
Sources claim those close to Coleen have been encouraging her to settle their dispute privately, after her rival confirmed she is taking part in Dancing On Ice and has vowed to ‘clear her name’.
An insider told
‘Coleen is a rather shy and private person, so the idea of having personal matters relating to her and Wayne raked over in court is something that fills her with dread.’
Rebekah is seeking substantial damages in the subsequent libel trial, as she claims to have suffered ‘severe and extreme hostility and abuse’ in the fallout after the claims were published on Instagram.
The full statement: Coleen made claims against Becky on social media last October after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her
Last year, Coleen released a statement admitting she has been planting false Instagram stories on her private page and blocking all her other friends to prove that Rebekah was the guilty party.
She admitted that stories about her basement flooding, gender selection and so on were only viewed by Rebekah’s account and these were subsequently followed by outlets.
Rebekah subsequently hit back at the star and insisted the claims were false.
In her original post, Coleen wrote: ‘For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.
‘There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge. After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion.
‘To try and prove this, I came up with an idea, I blocked everyone from viewing Instagram except ONE account. ‘
She continued: ‘(Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while). Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper.
‘And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flood in my new house.
‘It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from.
‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
Ongoing war: It’s a year since she accused her nemesis’ Instagram account of leaking stories about her in a post (pictured in 2017)