First images of Wagatha Christie documentary series released by Disney+

Coleen Rooney stars as herself in the show which will detail her legal battle against Rebekah Vardy. Credit: Disney+

The first images from Coleen Rooney's new documentary series about the Wagatha Christie legal battle have been shared by streaming service Disney+.

The series offers exclusive access to Rooney, her family, friends and key players involved in the case.

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story will detail how Rooney turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories about her and her family continued to appear in the media.

It will look at the circumstances around her viral social media post in which she said she had carried out a months-long “sting operation” and accused Rebekah Vardy, the wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.

Coleen Rooney sits in court with a notebook open in front of her Credit: Disney+
The 'Wagatha Christie' moniker is in reference to writer Agatha Christie who is best known for stories involving fictional detectives. Credit: Disney+

In a trial that gripped the nation last summer, Vardy, 40, lost a libel battle against 36-year-old Rooney over the post, after a High Court judge found it was “substantially true”.

Her sleuthing efforts saw her dubbed “Wagatha Christie” in reference to the popular mystery writer Agatha Christie.

The three-part series will also explore how Rooney’s life, and marriage to footballer Wayne Rooney, has played out in public for the last 20 years.

The Disney+ documentary is made by Dorothy Street Pictures and Lorton Entertainment and is directed and produced by Lucy Bowden.

An air date for the series is yet to be announced.

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