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Roman Kemp looks jubilant while James Arthur urinates in the STREET after England match

Roman Kemp and James Arthur were among a slew of celebrities who appeared rather worse for wear as they headed home from the England match at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.  

After the Three Lions roared to victory with a 2-1 win against Denmark in the semi-final, a host of stars were seen staggering home, but all seemed keen to celebrate more.  

Capital Radio presenter Roman, 28, lead the revellers as he bounded out with a unicorn pool float wrapped around his waist while pumping his fist in the air with glee. 

They're coming home:  James Arthur was seen urinating in the street

They’re coming home: Roman Kemp looked jubilant wearing a unicorn swimming ring while James Arthur urinated in the street as they lead the very animated stars leaving Wembley after England’s Euro 2020 victory

Singer James Arthur, 33, kept more of a low-profile yet was spotted urinating in street after failing to use the stadium’s loos before leaving. 

Seeming unbothered by his alfresco toilet dash, the Say You Won’t Let Go singer was then seen smoking a cigarette and chatting with friends as they waited around for taxis. 

Also seen bounding out of the venue was Olympian Mo Farah and his daughter, with the runner beaming broadly after witnessing history being made with England’s semi-final success. 

In another league: After the Three Lions roared to victory with a 2-1 win against Denmark in the semi-final, a host of stars were seen staggering home, but all seemed keen to celebrate more (Roman seen right)

In another league: After the Three Lions roared to victory with a 2-1 win against Denmark in the semi-final, a host of stars were seen staggering home, but all seemed keen to celebrate more (Roman seen right) 

Having a ball: Capital Radio presenter Roman, 28, lead the revellers as he bounded out with a unicorn pool float wrapped around his waist while pumping his fist in the air with glee

Loving life: He seemed in high spirits

Having a ball: Capital Radio presenter Roman, 28, lead the revellers as he bounded out with a unicorn pool float wrapped around his waist

Fellow footballers were also seen out celebrating this year’s squad achieve what they couldn’t in their heyday, with John Terry and Gary Cahill bounding down the road, while David Beckham hopped behind the wheel to drive home.

The WAGs were also seen out and about, with Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison proudly wearing her football shirt as she strutted out the venue alongside Frankie Poultney, who is married to former England goalkeeper David Seaman. 

Yet no one seemed more proud than Sir Mick Jagger, who was seen leaving with his son James after finally breaking an 11 year spell of bad luck. 

Red card! Singer James Arthur, 33, kept more of a low-profile yet was spotted urinating in street after failing to use the stadium's loos before leaving

Red card! Singer James Arthur, 33, kept more of a low-profile yet was spotted urinating in street after failing to use the stadium’s loos before leaving

Doing it for England: The singer was seen having an intense chat with a pal draped in the England flag

Doing it for England: The singer was seen having an intense chat with a pal draped in the England flag 

Fun times: The X Factor star seemed in good spirits as he mingled with pals after watching England's victory

Hugs all round: He was affectionate

Fun times: The X Factor star seemed in good spirits as he mingled with pals after watching England’s victory 

He had been accused of putting a ‘curse’ on the England team – with the Three Lions losing every single match he’s ever attended in person since 2010.    

Yet Sir Mick was treated to a 2-1 England win as Gareth Southgate’s side secured their spot in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.

The Three Lions fell a goal behind after a stunning free-kick by Denmark found its way past Jordan Pickford.

On the move: David Beckham was seen driving off home with his friends

On the move: David Beckham was seen driving off home with his friends 

Nice wheels: David sped off in his shiny black Maserati after watching the team head to victory

Nice wheels: David sped off in his shiny black Maserati after watching the team head to victory 

Sporting stars: Footballer Gary Cahill couldn't control his excitement as they left the stadium with broad grins on their faces

Sporting stars: Lawrence Dallagio seemed in good spirits

Sporting stars: Footballer Gary Cahill and rugby star Lawrence Dallagio couldn’t control their excitement as they left the stadium with broad grins on their faces 

But England rallied and soon equalised through an own goal before Harry Kane secured the win during extra-time, slotting home the rebound after his penalty was saved. 

The win has seen England secure their spot in the final of an international competition for the first time in 55 years.  It also heralds the end of Mick Jagger’s unfortunate curse when it comes to football.

Dating back to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Mick supported three teams, England, the USA and Brazil.

Changed man: No one seemed more proud than Sir Mick Jagger, who was seen leaving with his son James after finally breaking an 11 year spell of bad luck

Changed man: No one seemed more proud than Sir Mick Jagger, who was seen leaving with his son James after finally breaking an 11 year spell of bad luck

Oops: Mick has been accused of putting a 'curse' on the England team - with the Three Lions losing every single match he's ever attended in person since 2010 - but that streak came to an end on Wednesday

Broken the curse: It's coming home

Oops: Mick has been accused of putting a ‘curse’ on the England team – with the Three Lions losing every single match he’s ever attended in person since 2010 – but that streak came to an end on Wednesday 

Two's company: After breaking the curse, Mick seemed in good spirits as he headed home with son James by his side

Two’s company: After breaking the curse, Mick seemed in good spirits as he headed home with son James by his side 

Congratulations: Sir Mick was treated to a 2-1 England win as Gareth Southgate's side secured their spot in Sunday's Euro 2020 final against Italy

Congratulations: Sir Mick was treated to a 2-1 England win as Gareth Southgate’s side secured their spot in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy

He ended up watching the USA lose to Ghana, Brazil lose to Netherlands and England lose to Germany.

The rumours of a ‘Mick Jagger curse’ returned during the 2014 World Cup and even doubled in intensity as his track record appeared to worsen.

Halfway through the tournament Mick was busy touring with the Rolling Stones but predicted that Italy would beat Uruguay and progress to the knockout stages; that Portugal would win the Cup; and tweeted that England should beat Uruguay.

WAG-tastic: Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison was proudly wearing her football shirt

WAG-tastic: Megan seemed a little camera shy after putting on a jubilant display in the stands

WAG-tastic: Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison was proudly wearing her football shirt but seemed a little camera shy after putting on a jubilant display in the stands 

And it was a case of, ‘You can’t always get what you want’ as Italy lost to Uruguay, Portugal didn’t make it out of the Group stages and England lost to Uruguay as well.

The legend of his curse even led to the Brazilians coining a nickname for Jagger: Pe Frio, which translates literally as ‘cold foot’, but means someone who brings bad luck with him.

It didn’t help that Pe Frio was supporting Brazil, along with his Brazilian son Lucas, at the game where they were humiliated 7-1 on their own home turf by the Germans.

Taking it all in: Sam Smith was in attendance at the match and was seen chatting away with some friends after the match

Taking it all in: Sam Smith was in attendance at the match and was seen chatting away with some friends after the match 

Singing sensations: Sam headed out in all-black ensemble

Singing sensations: Ed Sheeran opted to keep himself under wraps in a blue patterned coat

Singing sensations: While Sam headed out in all-black ensemble, fellow singer Ed Sheeran opted to keep himself under wraps in a blue patterned coat 

The curse story got so out of control that Jagger was forced to defend himself, saying on social media: ‘I can take responsibility for the first German goal but not the other six!’

During the 2018 World Cup, Mick saw Brazil’s lukewarm draw with Switzerland.

And then, as England crashed out of the same World Cup in a loss against Croatia in the semi-finals, fans jokingly blamed Sir Mick for jinxing the Three Lions with his presence. 

While Mick has always denied being a curse to the teams he supports, fans of the squads will no doubt be pleased that whatever influence he appeared to have on the teams has now be quashed.  

Getting some tips? Fabio Capello was seen chatting away with pals after watching England's victory

Getting some tips? Fabio Capello was seen chatting away with pals after watching England’s victory 

Mick was in good company at the match, as earlier in the evening David Beckham was seen chatting away with Alex Scott while they waited for the match to begin alongside director Guy Ritchie and Prince William.

The former professional footballer, 46, and sportswoman, 36, were deep in conversation before the match started, with the Snatch director, 52, stood beside David in the stands.

David put on a dapper display for the match, as he donned a black suit and a crisp blue shirt that he paired with a striped tie.

Ready to go! Earlier in the day David Beckham was seen chatting away to Alex Scott as they joined Guy Ritchie to cheer on England

Ready to go! Earlier in the day David Beckham was seen chatting away to Alex Scott as they joined Guy Ritchie to cheer on England

Alex, meanwhile, looked effortlessly chic in a black blazer that was adored with a chic silver geometric pattern along the sleeves.

She pulled her brunette locks into a sleek ponytail, and the former professional footballer appeared to be in good spirits as she spoke amicably with David. 

Guy also made sure to dress up for the occasion as he wore a tweed suit that he donned over a cornflower blue shirt and a dark blue tie.

Looking sharp: David put on a dapper display for the match, as he donned a black suit and a crisp blue shirt that he paired with a striped tie.

Looking sharp: David put on a dapper display for the match, as he donned a black suit and a crisp blue shirt that he paired with a striped tie.

Dressed to impress: Guy also made sure to dress up for the occasion as he wore a tweed suit that he donned over a cornflower blue shirt and a dark blue tie

Dressed to impress: Guy also made sure to dress up for the occasion as he wore a tweed suit that he donned over a cornflower blue shirt and a dark blue tie

Into the game: David and Alex were seen with tense expressions as they watched the match

Into the game: David and Alex were seen with tense expressions as they watched the match

Rochelle and her husband Marvin Humes were also among thousands of fans who packed into Wembley Stadium.

The TV presenter, 32, looked chic in a white blouse and quirky trousers as she took to her seat alongside the former JLS star, 36, who was wearing an England shirt.

The couple documented their journey to the ground and revealed they were sipping on beverages in the back of the car, before clinking their drinks.

Come on England! Rochelle and her husband Marvin Humes were also among thousands of fans who packed into Wembley Stadium

Come on England! Rochelle and her husband Marvin Humes were also among thousands of fans who packed into Wembley Stadium

Rochelle was sipping on a straw in a plastic red cup, while Marvin held what appeared to be a bottle of beer. 

Rochelle and Marvin could be seen chatting together in the stands as they sat beside singer Anne-Marie, 30, and another pal.

The former Saturdays singer looked typically glamorous in a full face of make-up, while her raven locks swept up into a ponytail.

Cheers! The couple documented their journey to the ground and revealed they were sipping on beverages in the back of the car, before clinking their drinks

Cheers! The couple documented their journey to the ground and revealed they were sipping on beverages in the back of the car, before clinking their drinks

Glam: The TV presenter, 32, looked chic in a white blouse and quirky trousers as she took to her seat alongside the former JLS star, 36, who was wearing an England shirt

In the crowds: Rochelle and Marvin could be seen chatting together in the stands as they sat beside singer Anne-Marie, 30, and another pal

Glam: The TV presenter, 32, looked chic in a white blouse and quirky trousers as she took to her seat alongside the former JLS star, 36, who was wearing an England shirt

Chilled: Sat beside them, Anne-Marie, looked typically cool in a black leather jacket as she enjoyed the game with a male friend

Chilled: Sat beside them, Anne-Marie, looked typically cool in a black leather jacket as she enjoyed the game with a male friend

Meanwhile, Marvin opted for a low-key look as he sported a black cap and jacket over his England football shirt.

Sat beside them, Anne-Marie, looked typically cool in a black leather jacket as she enjoyed the game with a male friend.

Noticable for her bubblegum pink hair, the star wore her locks up in a black scrunchie and sported shades with a pair of hoop earrings.

Statement: Noticable for her bubblegum pink hair, the star wore her locks up in a black scrunchie and sported shades with a pair of hoop earrings

Statement: Noticable for her bubblegum pink hair, the star wore her locks up in a black scrunchie and sported shades with a pair of hoop earrings 

Glam: Throughout the match the Voice star could be seen topping up her make-up, as she was spotted applying a slick of lip gloss

Glam: Throughout the match the Voice star could be seen topping up her make-up, as she was spotted applying a slick of lip gloss

Throughout the match the Voice star could be seen topping up her make-up, as she was spotted applying a slick of lip gloss.

The media personality could be seen reacting during one tense moment as she watched the game play out. 

Elsewhere, Ellie Goulding put on a stylish display on Wednesday as she arrived at the arena with her husband Caspar Jopling.

The singer, 34, represented her nation as she sported an England football tee which she paired with straight-leg jeans and a black blazer.  

Couple: Ellie Goulding put on a stylish display on Wednesday as she arrived at Wembley Arena with her husband Caspar Jopling to watch England face Denmark in the Euros 2020 semi-finals

It's coming home! The singer, 34, represented her nation as she sported an England football tee which she paired with straight-leg jeans and a black blazer

Couple: Ellie Goulding put on a stylish display on Wednesday as she arrived at Wembley Arena with her husband Caspar Jopling to watch England face Denmark in the Euros 2020 semi-finals

Ellie opted for white trainers as she clutched a black leather clutch. 

She styled her blonde tresses in voluminous loose waves and enhanced her delicate features with a glamorous make-up look. 

Meanwhile her partner Caspar looked smart in a navy blazer and denim shirt. 

He looked effortlessly cool sporting black shades as he entered the stadium with his love. 

Comfortable footwear: Ellie opted for white trainers as she clutched a black leather clutch

Preened to perfection: She styled her blonde tresses in voluminous loose waves and enhanced her delicate features with a glamorous make-up look

Comfortable footwear: Ellie opted for white trainers as she clutched a black leather clutch

Effortlessly cool: Meanwhile her partner Caspar looked smart in a navy blazer and denim shirt

Effortlessly cool: Meanwhile her partner Caspar looked smart in a navy blazer and denim shirt

Paul Gascoigne was also seen at the match, and the former England player was seen sporting plasters on his nose and forehead. 

Despite his apparent injuries, Paul was in good spirits ahead of the match as he was seen laughing with those around him.

He made sure to suit up for the occasion as he wore a cream jacket over an open-collared white shirt. 

Ouch! Paul Gascoigne was also seen at the match, and the former England player was seen sporting plasters on his nose and forehead

Ouch! Paul Gascoigne was also seen at the match, and the former England player was seen sporting plasters on his nose and forehead

Beaming: Despite his apparent injuries, Paul was in good spirits ahead of the match as he was seen laughing with those around him

Beaming: Despite his apparent injuries, Paul was in good spirits ahead of the match as he was seen laughing with those around him

Looking sharp: Paul made sure to suit up for the occasion as he wore a cream jacket over an open-collared white shirt

Looking sharp: Paul made sure to suit up for the occasion as he wore a cream jacket over an open-collared white shirt

Comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel were also seen enjoying the match, and they were sat in the stands with their sons, Frank’s son Buzz, nine, and David’s son Ezra, 17.

Frank was seen wearing a blue rain coat that he paired with a matching baseball cap, while David wore a black hoodie and a white hat. 

The pair were more than happy to take snaps with fans at the event, and were seen smiling for a selfie with one person. 

Fans: Comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel were also seen enjoying the match

Fans: Comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel were also seen enjoying the match

Family trip: Frank's son Buzz, nine, and David's son Ezra, 17, joined them for the match

Family trip: Frank’s son Buzz, nine, and David’s son Ezra, 17, joined them for the match

Friendly: The pair were more than happy to take snaps with fans at the event, and were seen smiling for a selfie with one person

Friendly: The pair were more than happy to take snaps with fans at the event, and were seen smiling for a selfie with one person

The curse is over! Mick Jagger opted for a low-key outfit, dressed in a baseball cap and puffer jacket as he watched England beat Denmark at Euro 2020 - finally breaking his 'curse' dating back to 2010

Football lover: Sir Mick was treated to a 2-1 England win as Gareth Southgate's side secured their spot in Sunday's Euro 2020 final against Italy

The curse is over! Mick Jagger opted for a low-key outfit, dressed in a baseball cap and puffer jacket as he watched England beat Denmark at Euro 2020 – finally breaking his ‘curse’ dating back to 2010

Winner! The Rolling Stones singer finally broke his losing streak on Wednesday night as he watched England triumph over Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final

Winner! The Rolling Stones singer finally broke his losing streak on Wednesday night as he watched England triumph over Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final

VIP: The win saw England secure their spot in the final of an international competition for the first time in 55 years. And it also heralded the end of Mick Jagger's unfortunate curse when it comes to football

VIP: The win saw England secure their spot in the final of an international competition for the first time in 55 years. And it also heralded the end of Mick Jagger’s unfortunate curse when it comes to football

James Corden also reunited with his family at Wembley stadium, after 18 months apart, as they cheered on England at the Euros 2020 semi-final. 

The Gavin and Stacey star, 42 – who now lives in America – took to Instagram to share a photograph of himself with his parents and two younger sisters in the stands.

Alongside the cute shot, James wrote: ‘It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve been in the same room as my mum, dad and my sisters, And what a room to be in! 

He came home! James Corden also reunited with his family at Wembley stadium, after 18 months apart, as they cheered on England at the Euros 2020 semi-final

He came home! James Corden also reunited with his family at Wembley stadium, after 18 months apart, as they cheered on England at the Euros 2020 semi-final

‘I can’t begin to tell you how emotional it’s all making me! Come on England!!!!!’   

Jaime Winstone, 36, looked glamorous as she wore a pillar box red lipstick with her white England polo shirt. 

Holly Willoughby, 40, got into the spirit of things by posting a snap of herself in an England top while posing with a cardboard cutout of Gareth Southgate on the set of This Morning.  

 

Let's go! Holly Willoughby, 40, got into the spirit of things by posting a snap of herself in an England top while posing with a cardboard cutout of Gareth Southgate

Let’s go! Holly Willoughby, 40, got into the spirit of things by posting a snap of herself in an England top while posing with a cardboard cutout of Gareth Southgate

Come on! Rio Ferdinand, 42, shared a video of himself geering up football fans just hours before the game began

Come on! Rio Ferdinand, 42, shared a video of himself geering up football fans just hours before the game began

Rio Ferdinand, 42, shared a video of himself geering up football fans just hours before the game began. 

Abbey Clancy took to her Instagram Stories to show herself in a taxi en-route to watch the big game.

She ruffled her hair and showcased her best poses while clad in a tight white England T-shirt. 

Excited: Abbey Clancy took to her Instagram Stories to show herself in a taxi en-route to watch the big game

Excited: Abbey Clancy took to her Instagram Stories to show herself in a taxi en-route to watch the big game

Peace! She showcased her best poses while clad in a tight white England T-shirt

Peace! She showcased her best poses while clad in a tight white England T-shirt

Wow! Former Love Island star Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 24, stripped to a skimpy England branded swimsuit for a sexy snap

Wow! Former Love Island star Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 24, stripped to a skimpy England branded swimsuit for a sexy snap

Piers Morgan, 56, was keen to let his followers know that he was at Wembley for the semi-final.

The ex GMB host posted a photograph of himself and sons Spencer and Bertie, who was draped in a flag, waiting outside the stadium ahead of the game. 

Former Love Island star Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 24, stripped to a skimpy England branded swimsuit for a sexy snap. 

BBC Radio One presenter Jordan North, 31, revealed that he was calming his pre-match tension with a pint at the pub. 

He wrote alongside a snap of himself: ‘This is helping me cope with the PMT (Pre-Match tension). COME ON ENGLAND!!!’

Getting involved: Piers Morgan, 56, was keen to let his followers know that he was at Wembley for the semi-final with his sons Spencer and Bertie

Getting involved: Piers Morgan, 56, was keen to let his followers know that he was at Wembley for the semi-final with his sons Spencer and Bertie

On Wednesday morning, Coleen Rooney, 35, led the stars taking to social media to share their excitement ahead of the big match.

The Liverpudlian beauty – who is married to former England captain Wayne Rooney -woke their kids by playing It’s Coming Home, taking to her Instagram Stories to show off the special wake-up. 

Coleen filmed their sleeping children while blaring out Three Lions (It’s Coming Home) and added laughing emojis to her videos. 

Morning! On Wednesday morning, Coleen Rooney, 35, woke her kids by playing 'It's Coming Home,' taking to her Instagram Stories to show off the special wake-up

Morning! On Wednesday morning, Coleen Rooney, 35, woke her kids by playing ‘It’s Coming Home,’ taking to her Instagram Stories to show off the special wake-up

Eldest son Kai, 11, rubbed his eyes and looked a little confused as he slowly sat up in bed while the song played out. 

Baby Cass, three, was clearly already wide awake, and could be heard in the background yelling: ‘Mum, mum.’ 

Next up, Klay, eight, and Kit, five, who lay next to each other in a football themed bed, refused to be woken from their slumber by the football anthem. 

Excited! The Liverpudlian beauty led the stars taking to social media to share their excitement ahead of England v Denmark at Wembley as they fight for a place in the Euros 2020 final

Excited! The Liverpudlian beauty led the stars taking to social media to share their excitement ahead of England v Denmark at Wembley as they fight for a place in the Euros 2020 final

What's going on? Eldest son Kai, 11, looked a little confused as he slowly sat up in bed while the song played out

Too early! He rubbed his eyes and squinted as he was abruptly woken up

What’s going on? Eldest son Kai, 11, rubbed his eyes and looked a little confused as he slowly sat up in bed while the song played out

Bless him! Kai had been sleeping soundly before his mother burst in playing It's Coming Home

Bless him! Kai had been sleeping soundly before his mother burst in playing It’s Coming Home

Not happening! Klay, eight, and Kit, five, who lay next to each other in a football themed bed, refused to be woken from their slumber by the football anthem

No way, mum! The duo rolled away from their mother and buried their faces with arms and pillows

Not happening! Klay, eight, and Kit, five, who lay next to each other in a football themed bed, refused to be woken from their slumber by the football anthem

And other stars also took to social media ahead of England’s Euros semi-final match against Denmark at Wembley. 

Jack Whitehall shared a childhood photograph of himself wearing an England kit and holding up a cake adorned with candles.

The birthday boy – who is celebrating turning 33 – wrote alongside: ‘I have only one birthday wish. Bring it home! #england.’ 

Roman Kemp, 28, took to Instagram where he posted a still of himself with England flags painted on his face, and screaming into a Capital FM microphone.

The radio host captioned the action shot: ‘PLEASE @england PLEASE,’ which led his famous uncle Gary Kemp, 61, to reminisce.

Commenting beneath, the Spandau Ballet star wrote: ‘Saw so many England matches with you when you were a kid. Let’s hope this one ends better than some of those. COE!!!!’

 

Throwback: Birthday boy Jack Whitehall, 33, shared a childhood photograph of himself wearing an England kit and wished for England to 'Bring it home!'

Throwback: Birthday boy Jack Whitehall, 33, shared a childhood photograph of himself wearing an England kit and wished for England to ‘Bring it home!’

Please! Roman Kemp, 28, took to Instagram where he posted a still of himself with England flags painted on his face, and screaming into a Capital FM microphone

Please! Roman Kemp, 28, took to Instagram where he posted a still of himself with England flags painted on his face, and screaming into a Capital FM microphone

Sweet: The radio host's action shot led his famous uncle Gary Kemp, 61, to reminisce

Sweet: The radio host’s action shot led his famous uncle Gary Kemp, 61, to reminisce

Lady in red: Susanna Reid, 50, showed her support for England by sharing snaps of her GMB outfit - a bright red dress - with a red rose and the England flag in her caption

Lady in red: Susanna Reid, 50, showed her support for England by sharing snaps of her GMB outfit – a bright red dress – with a red rose and the England flag in her caption

Atomic Kitten member Liz McClarnon, 40, posted a photograph of the artwork for their latest single: ‘Southgate You’re The One,’ which has made it into the UK top 10.

The reworked version of the girlband’s smash hit ‘Baby, You’re The One’ has been an overnight success and the blonde beauty shared her enthusiasm on Instagram.

She wrote: ‘It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but we are super excited and grateful to be able to contribute to the awesome energy and patriotism that is filling the England Streets with a brand new version of Whole Again.

‘Totally inspired by the England Football fans in support of Gareth Southgate and the super talented England Football team, we Liz, Natasha and Jenny will be singing loud and proud ‘Football’s Coming Home! DOWNLOAD IT NOW!’ 

Amazing! Atomic Kitten member Liz McClarnon, 40, shared her enthusiasm as their latest single: 'Southgate You're The One,' made it into the UK top 10

Amazing! Atomic Kitten member Liz McClarnon, 40, shared her enthusiasm as their latest single: ‘Southgate You’re The One,’ made it into the UK top 10

Exciting stuff: Circling the news, Liz wrote: 'TOP 10! OH MY GOD'

Exciting stuff: Circling the news, Liz wrote: ‘TOP 10! OH MY GOD’

Coleen’s celebratory wake-up came as Mrs Justice Steyn rejected Rebekah Vardy’s lawyers’ bid at the High Court to issue a summary judgement on one part of Coleen’s defence to the long-running £1million libel suit against her. 

Her team have claimed a ‘2-1 victory in the semi final’ as a judge ruled largely in her favour in the latest stage of her Wagatha Christie legal battle.

Although the judge did agree to strike out some sections of the Rooney defence – including a claim Mrs Vardy stole a seat behind Mrs Rooney at Euro 2016 to boost her profile – it left the majority of her case intact, and will only result in two paragraphs being removed, rather than the 12 demanded by Rebekah’s lawyers.  

Crucially, an application to strike out Coleen’s ‘public interest’ defence was also rejected.

Getting into the spirit: Holly Willoughby, 40, wore an England T-shirt and waved a flag on This Morning as she geared up to watch the semi-final

Getting into the spirit: Holly Willoughby, 40, wore an England T-shirt and waved a flag on This Morning as she geared up to watch the semi-final

Getting into the spirit: Holly switched her pretty floral blouse for an England T-shirt

Getting into the spirit: Holly switched her pretty floral blouse for an England T-shirt

Getting into the spirit: The presenter switched her pretty floral blouse for an England T-shirt

Hopeful! Nicola McLean, 39, wore a red England shirt and shared a lyric from Three Lions

Hopeful! Nicola McLean, 39, wore a red England shirt and shared a lyric from Three Lions

Drumming up support: Will Mellor was on a London Bus to promote his single 'Vindaloo Two'

Drumming up support: Will Mellor was on a London Bus to promote his single ‘Vindaloo Two’

As England faced Denmark at Wembley, a source close to Coleen declared: ‘This is the equivalent of a 2-1 win in the semi finals without the agony of extra time or a penalty shoot-out.’ 

Rebekah Vardy sold stories for cash and to boost her profile, says Coleen’s counsel

Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne argued that the ‘exceptionally close relationship’ Mrs Vardy is said to have had with The Sun is a key part of the case.

In written submissions, Mr Sherborne said Mrs Vardy had a ‘habitual practice’ of providing private information to the press to promote her profile.

He said: ‘The timing of positive coverage of the claimant in The Sun was strikingly close to the publication of other articles … that were leaked from the defendant’s private Instagram.

‘This supports the inference that the claimant was benefiting from the leak of private information about the defendant to the newspaper.’

Mr Sherborne added that that Mrs Vardy used her close relationship with The Sun or its journalists ‘for the purposes of promoting or financially exploiting her public profile’.

The barrister later claimed that Mrs Vardy would receive a split of commission and revenue for stories given to The Sun through the Front Row Partnership, a PR agency where Mrs Vardy was a client.

Mrs Vardy has denied any knowledge or authorisation of passing on private information.

The long-running feud between the high-profile WAGS erupted after Coleen revealed that she had set a trap to see who was responsible for leaks to the media, which earned her the nickname Wagatha Christie.

Coleen famously wrote: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ……………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

The Instagram post went viral, and soon after Rebekah took to social media to deny being the person who had leaked the stories to the press.

Rebekah’s team launched a bid last month to have large parts of Coleen’s defence in the ongoing libel case struck out.

Rebekah’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC told Mrs Justice Steyn: ‘The purpose of this application is to clear away a mass of irrelevant and peripheral material in order to save time and costs and focus on the main issues in the case.’

But the move was branded a ‘tactical exercise’ to avoid having to disclose matters which will prove Coleen’s case is correct, according to her own lawyer David Sherborne.

Coleen’s team told the court that the sections which Rebekah was seeking to remove are ‘plainly relevant and proportionate’ and the argument that leaving them in will substantially increase the costs of the trial is ‘seriously overstated and bears no real scrutiny’.

They added: ‘Another factor that should be borne in mind is that the Claimant [Rebekah] is seeking to remove what are, no doubt, paragraphs that [she] finds uncomfortable and embarrassing. ‘

The key issue in Rebekah’s pre-trial application to the court concerned the so-called ‘TV decisions post’ which Coleen put out on Instagram and claims she blocked all her other followers apart from Rebekah from viewing.

In the post, the Liverpool-born star posted a selfie with text reading ‘easing my way back into work!! TV decisions today’ in September 2019.

A story reporting her desire to revive her TV career appeared on The Sun’s website three days later, Coleen claims.

However, Coleen said she ‘invented’ the story as part of her investigation to discover the source of the leaks and had no intention of entering into more television work.

But the judge rejected the application for summary judgement, saying: ‘It is one of many factual issues to be resolved at trial in determining whether the truth defence is made out. It seems highly unlikely that resolution of this issue would assist the parties to settle the claim.’

She added: ‘While there is some force in the claimant’s submission that there are significant differences between the TV Decisions Articles and the Post from which they are alleged to derive, the question whether the claimant disclosed the TV Decisions Post to The Sun is one that can only properly be answered having regard to all the evidence at trial. ‘

Ongoing: Coleen (pictured with Wayne in 2016) said she discovered Rebekah Vardy's alleged betrayal by carrying out a months-long 'sting operation'

Ongoing: Coleen (pictured with Wayne in 2016) said she discovered Rebekah Vardy’s alleged betrayal by carrying out a months-long ‘sting operation’

WAGatha Christie: Coleen wrote on Instagram and Twitter: 'I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them'

WAGatha Christie: Coleen wrote on Instagram and Twitter: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them’

‘Wagatha Christie’ trial could cost £1million

The Wagatha Christie libel trial could last nearly two weeks and cost almost £1m, the High Court heard.

Dashing any hopes of a last-minute settlement between the warring Wags, Hugh Tomlinson QC, representing Rebekah Vardy in her £1.5m lawsuit against Coleen Rooney, said: ‘There can be no doubt that it will go to trial.’

He said that his own side’s costs alone for a nine-day trial would be £475,000.

Mr Tomlinson, who has launched an application to have large sections of Coleen’s defence ‘struck out’ from the case, said it could almost slash the trial costs in half.

He said ‘assuming a five-day trial with the material taken out, we estimate our costs at £273,000. I’m not suggesting these figures are set in stone, they are provided in good faith.’

Mr Tomlinson said sections of the defence around Mrs Vardy’s relationship with The Sun newspaper, including her alleged but denied authorship of ‘The Secret Wag’ column, are not relevant to the trial.

‘Much of it is so far away from the issues as to be patently irrelevant,’ he told the court.

Referring to one part of Mrs Rooney’s defence, he added: ‘There was almost nothing about leaking private information about anyone to the press, let alone the defendant’s family and friends.’

Mr Tomlinson highlighted that both women have a public profile and their own relationships with the media.

Mr Tomlinson, referring to sections of Coleen’s defence which allege that Rebekah was a ‘close friend’ of Sun journalist Simon Boyle, said: ‘What has happened in this case is that the defendant has gone through the claimant’s appearances in the newspapers, put two and two together and made seven.’

‘It’s effectively saying that ‘she’s had an interview with Simon Boyle, so he’s a close friend of yours’.

Coleen’s solicitors, Brabners, put out an immediate statement headed: ‘Rebekah Vardy’s summary judgment application fails.’

They added: ‘Rebekah Vardy’s application for summary judgment was dismissed by Mrs Justice Steyn DBE in a judgment handed down this morning in the ongoing Vardy v Rooney libel litigation.

‘The court also refused Rebekah’s application to strike out Coleen’s public interest defence.

‘In the same application, Mrs Vardy had also sought to limit what documents and information she will be required to disclose by applying to strike out twelve paragraphs of Mrs Rooney’s defence.

‘The court rejected those applications by Mrs Vardy, with the exception of two paragraphs and parts of another one relating to allegations of Ms Vardy’s self-promotion in the press.

‘A key part of the defence that Mrs Vardy failed to strike out is Mrs Rooney’s allegation that Ms Vardy was a primary source for the ‘Secret Wag’ column in The Sun.

‘The high-profile libel claim brought by Ms Vardy is over a post on social media that alleged she had secretly informed The Sun newspaper of Ms Rooney’s private posts and stories from Instagram.’

‘The claimant’s engagement on social media with these journalists is relevant in considering the defendant’s case that she had an exceptionally close relationship with them, which I have accepted is one of the building blocks on which the defendant seeks to build her defence of truth.’    

Mrs Justice Steyn threw out parts of Coleen’s defence but kept some aspects that Rebekah had applied to strike out.

The judge dismissed a claim by Coleen that her fellow footballer’s wife showed ‘publicity-seeking behaviour’ when sitting behind her 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 Coleen’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.’

Another section concerned Rebekah’s so-called ‘campaign of self-promotion’ and outlined alleged dealings between her and paparazzi agencies.

It was claimed that in June 2018, during the World Cup, Rebekah ‘orchestrated’ a photograph of her with other WAGS Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Annabel Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner, and Lucia Loi outside a restaurant in St Petersburg which appeared in The Sun.

Another section claimed that Rebekah was accused by former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding of taking ‘intrusive photographs’ or her at the National Television Awards ceremony in 2018.

The judge said the argument was irrelevant, adding ‘it would be a waste of time and resources’ for the claim to continue.

Mrs Justice Steyn also threw out an allegation that Rebekah was leaking about the libel case itself to The Sun.

She said: ‘While this is an allegation of leaking confidential information to The Sun, the nature of it is very different to what was alleged in the post.

‘Notably, the defendant has pleaded it in support of the contention that there is a close relationship between the claimant and The Sun, rather than as an instance of the claimant disclosing another person’s private information.’

Drama: Coleen publicly accused Rebekah of sharing stories about her back in October 2019

Drama: Coleen publicly accused Rebekah of sharing stories about her back in October 2019

The judge further dismissed part of Coleen’s defence about how Rebekah had written a statement for the press regulator IPSO after a complaint was made about The Sun. 

She later dismissed Rebekah’s bid for summary judgment – a legal step which would see that part of the case resolved without a trial – in relation to Coleen’s claim that Rebekah leaked a story to The Sun about her returning to TV presenting.

The judge concluded: ‘It is one of many factual issues to be resolved at trial in determining whether the truth defence is made out.

‘It seems highly unlikely that resolution of this issue would assist the parties to settle the claim.’  


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