FANS of the Wagatha Christie saga rejoice: Coleen Rooney’s attorneys have released a podcast about her defamation lawsuit against Rebekah Vardy.
Attorneys Paul Lunt and Jamie Hurworth of Brabners LLP have released two episodes of Rooney v Vardy: The Breakdown, calling it a “detective story.”
They explain that reports they were going to lose meant, “It was like starting a race when the opponent was allowed to start 60 seconds ahead of you.” They describe the “adrenaline rush” of the tide turning by telling WhatsApps.
In 2019, Rooney, left, accused Vardy, below, of selling stories about her to the media. Vardy then sued her for defamation, but lost.
Enthusiastic lawyer Lunt had to tear himself away from a twist in the case to go to his brother’s wedding. “It kept me up at night,” he dizzily wrote to his colleague. “Those are the days when you love your job.”
Michael Sheen, who will play Rooney’s attorney on the TV show, should be listening.
Keep calm and carry on in Parliament
IT WAS a busy summer in Westminster so it’s no surprise politicians are being encouraged to find a moment of quiet with a point of mindfulness.
In Parliament’s Portcullis House yesterday, The Londoner saw an advertisement on tables: ‘Working Mind six-week mindfulness course’ for MPs and Lords, running online and starting today. Maybe one for Liz Truss to try and help her with her ailments.
Vogue is “common now,” says Nicky Haslam
Interior designer Nicky Haslam has created another guide to what is “common” on a drying towel (not a “tea towel”). Here Haslam takes aim at his former employer Vogue (“it’s not chic anymore”), Ed Sheeran and Bond Street. Haslam tells us he likes the Elizabeth Line station, which he hopes to visit soon, just not the “second-rate galleries”. Prices start at £38 each.
Don’t forget I’m Irish, says Sally
HER novels are a tube staple, but don’t expect a London novel by Sally Rooney. The Normal People author said in a TS Eliot talk this week: “I don’t think I could write a novel that isn’t populated by Irish characters and set in Ireland”. She said some readers may not realize how “indelibly Irish” her books are.
Out in Holborn and The Shard
Londoner’s Diary October 26, 2022
Musician Eve and Emma Weymouth, Marchioness of Bath, brought some glamor to Holborn’s Sir John Soane’s Museum at a dinner for fashion brand Carolina Herrera last night. Actress Lady Sophie Winkleman and singer Celeste were also there. Up the Shard, Wedding Edition magazine’s Alessandra Frame and actor Nell Hudson sip Perrier-Jouët champagne at a party for Sky Diamond jewellery.