From Wagatha Christie to The Thin Roo Line, Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney's iconic social media feud has become an instant online hit.
Coleen, a TV personality and the wife of former Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney, posted a message to her account, explaining how she had used an elaborate Instagram ruse to discover how stories about her family were leaking to the press.
She wrote: "I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except ONE account. (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!"
She then finished the post with the now-iconic line: "It's ... Rebekah Vardy's account."
Vardy, a past contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and wife of English footballer Jamie Vardy, responded to the accusation on her Instagram account, saying that Coleen had never contacted her privately on the matter and that she had nothing to do with the stories being leaked.
She wrote: "Over the years, various people have had access to my Insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn't know and have never followed myself. I'm not being funny but I don't need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?"
Ultimately, the online dispute was heavily embraced by internet users. Celebrities, journalists, sports fans and WAG followers alike found themselves gripped by the tea that was being so publicly spilled.
It seemed that just about everyone on Twitter was ready for a brief respite from #Budget2020 and #Brexit, and were more than happy to make way for the, frankly genius, hashtag #WAGathaChristie.
Below are some of the most entertaining tweets so far:
Put it to music
I've read it 4 or 5 times and still every time I read:— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) October 9, 2019
"It's ..........Rebekah Vardy's account."
My brain then immediately plays the ending of Eastenders... 🤷🏻♀️
It's... Keyzer Soze
Everyone reading Coleen Rooney's tweet. pic.twitter.com/sxQ01ZyYrs— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) October 9, 2019
Boy call me Rebekah Vardy because the only reason I'm following your private Instagram is to report back to the group chat.— Rachael Krishna (@RachaelKrishna) October 9, 2019
That last line...
Coleen's Vardy statement should be taught in English Lit classes. It sets the scene intriguingly, shifts seamlessly to the hero character's plan, and that final line where the culprit is named via elpisis is some of the punchiest writing I've read.— Daniel Austin (@_Dan_Austin) October 9, 2019
Wonderful piece of literature https://t.co/Gx07w5ZWU5
This day is reminding me of the time I hunched under my bedroom window trying to open it a bit more so I could hear my neighbour confront her neighbour for riding her husband beside the lake.— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) October 9, 2019
The adrenaline! I feel so alive.
Guess Who? Colleen Rooney edition pic.twitter.com/kUDXXnCf3a— Everyone's Favourite Jim (@JimmerUK) October 9, 2019
Cuir le mo chuisle é
The Irish for hook it to my veins would be "cuir le mo chuisle é" (literally, put it with my pulse).— The Irish (Deireadh) Fómhair (@theirishfor) October 9, 2019
It's.............— AAARGGHHHcid pop (@accid_pop) October 9, 2019
⚪️ Gonna be me
🔘 Rebekah Vardy’s account
The biggest game of the year
This is *my* Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/3aHHRscwI8— Fionnghoula Bones 👻 (@FionnualaJay) October 9, 2019
Here for it
Deleted twitter off my phone for my holiday and have reinstalled it PURELY for the Colleen drama which I am... obsessed with quite frankly.— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) October 9, 2019
Can't stop thinking about Coleen Rooney concocting a story about going to Mexico for gender selection treatment to catch out who was grassing on her private life. Absolutely outstanding.— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 9, 2019
good afternoon to no-one except rebekah vardy, because i have blocked everyone but her— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) October 9, 2019
I could not be more here for Colleen Rooney and every single reaction tweet and meme I've seen so far. I didn’t know I needed this today, but my god, I needed this today.— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) October 9, 2019
Bernard v Marty
This has been a burren in my life and I have finally gotten to the arse of it pic.twitter.com/r3wE663DL6— Bernard O'Shea (@boshea5) October 9, 2019
Netflix is in
we're going to have to make a documentary about this, aren't we— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 9, 2019
Well done, Tweeters