Rebekah Vardy has been ordered to pay £800,000 towards Coleen Rooney's legal costs following their 'Wagatha Christie' High Court libel battle in London.

Mrs Vardy, 40, lost her high-profile libel claim against Mrs Rooney, 36, in July when Mrs Justice Steyn ruled that Mrs Rooney's viral social media post accusing Mrs Vardy of leaking her private information to the press was "substantially true".

In an order made public on Tuesday, the judge ruled that Mrs Vardy should pay 90% of Mrs Rooney's costs.

Mrs Vardy was ordered to pay £800,000 of those costs by 4pm on 15 November as an interim payment until the final total she must pay is either agreed or decided upon by the court.

She will also have to pay costs incurred by seven journalists who were potential witnesses but did not give evidence - apart from a portion of their costs, which Mrs Rooney has already been ordered to pay.

The judge ruled on various issues relating to Mrs Rooney's costs after receiving written legal arguments on behalf of both women.

The total amount of Mrs Vardy's legal costs is not known but is expected to be of a similar level to those incurred by Mrs Rooney.

Source: Press Association