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Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy. Photo by: Peter Byrne, Ian West/PA

Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy. Photo by: Peter Byrne, Ian West/PA

Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy. Photo by: Peter Byrne, Ian West/PA

Rebekah Vardy has succeeded in having parts of Coleen Rooney’s defence in their libel battle thrown out by a High Court judge.

Mrs Justice Steyn dismissed a claim by Mrs Rooney that her fellow footballer’s wife showed “publicity seeking behaviour” when sitting behind Mrs Rooney in someone else’s seat at the 2016 Euros.

Mrs Justice Steyn found that even assuming the allegation was true, it would still not help Mrs Rooney’s case.

She said: “The fact that a person seeks media coverage of their own attendance at a football match does not make it more probable that they would disclose private information about another person to the press.”

However, Mrs Justice Steyn ruled against Mrs Vardy on other parts of Mrs Rooney’s defence and denied her bid for summary judgment – a legal step which would see that part of the case resolved without a trial – concerning Mrs Rooney’s claim that Mrs Vardy leaked a story to The Sun about her returning to TV presenting.

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