Peter Andre seems in good spirits as he signs autographs after voicing his fury when the size of his manhood was dragged into Wagatha court case
- Peter, 49, was signing autographs at London’s Dominion Theatre after performing in Grease The Musical
- The singer was dragged into the Wagatha Christie court case when Rebekah Vardy was quizzed regarding comments made about the size of his manhood
- He said there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy but managed to see the funny side of the ‘chipolata’ reference
He expressed his annoyance when his manhood was brought into Wagatha Christie case.
But Peter Andre appeared to have moved past the drama as he seemed to be in good spirits as he signed autographs outside London’s Dominion Theatre on Thursday.
The singer, 49, cut a casual figure in black distressed jeans and a V-neck jumper as he left the theatre after his latest performance in Grease The Musical.
Good form: He expressed his annoyance when his manhood was brought into Wagatha Christie case but Peter Andre appeared to have moved past the drama on Thursday
He completed his laid-back ensemble with a pair of black boots while he tucked his brunette locks beneath a beige beanie hat.
The Mysterious Girl hitmaker sported well-groomed facial hair and flashed a smile as he signed autographs and took selfies with his eager fans.
His outing comes just hours after he took to Instagram to express his annoyance after the size of his manhood was dragged into the Wagatha Christie court case when Rebekah Vardy compared it to a ‘chipolata’.
He said he has managed to see the funny side of the manhood reference after it was referenced on day three of Rebekah and Coleen Rooney’s court case.
All smiles: Peter seemed to be in good spirits as he stepped out of London’s Dominion Theatre to sign autographs
Stylish: The singer, 49, cut a casual figure in black distressed jeans and a V-neck jumper as he left the theatre after his latest performance in Grease The Musical
Casual: He tucked his brunette locks beneath a beige beanie hat
Casual figure: He completed his laid-back ensemble with a pair of black boots while he tucked his brunette locks beneath a beige beanie hat
Autographs: The Mysterious Girl hitmaker flashed a smile as he signed autographs and took selfies with his eager fans
The TV personality took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy.
‘I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying,’ he said in a video.
He captioned a new video: ‘Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion.
‘Just a couple of things first. Sorry to Emily and the children that have had to see and hear some not very nice things…
Meet and greet: The Mysterious Girl hitmaker sported well-groomed facial hair as he greeted his fans
Theatre: Peter took the time to stop and sign books and papers from eager fans before getting in his car and heading home
Fans: Peter greeted fans and appeared to be in good spirits after the Wagatha Christie drama
‘You all know I like to take the p*** out of myself but maybe I felt a bit vulnerable this morning. Love from an Aussie Brit Greek.’
In the video itself, he said: ‘Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out.
’15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say.
Causing a commotion: The TV personality wowed onlookers as he strutted through the city following the spellbinding show
Adoring: He kindly scribbled his autograph on memorabilia for the star-struck fans
Looking good: Putting on an ever-handsome display, he clutched his mobile phone and was flanked by a minder
‘Okay yes, now, [Vardy] gone to court and admitted that the story was made up, and she did that because her ex-husband forced her to do it.
‘Fair enough, but put that all aside and just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering.
‘There would be outrage, there would absolute outrage. But because it’s been said about me, its been the butt of all jokes, I’ve took it for 15 years.’ [sic].
Drama: It came after he expressed his annoyance after the size of his manhood was dragged into the Wagatha Christie court case when Rebekah Vardy compared it to a ‘chipolata’
Fury: The TV personality took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy
He continued: ‘You know some of you are gonna go, ‘oh get over it, don’t say anything whatever’. You’ve got to understand, what’s even worse is it’s brought up in a High Court, and the lawyer is bringing it up… and it’s brought up again. And the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.
‘And I just I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying.
‘Okay yes, I think we all know now it’s just a made-up story fine, fine, fine. But it’s a little bit more serious than that.
‘And I think it’s not fair that something like this can happen again and again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go.’
And in unearthed quotes, Peter insisted his manhood is a full eight inches in size – in fact, the same as his Sky+ remote.
Speaking out: Peter captioned a new video, ‘here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion’
Talking to OK! magazine back in 2007, while still married to Katie Price – who famously once referred to it as an ‘acorn,’ he said: I’m proud of it! It’s the size of the Sky remote control – I’ve measured it.’
It comes after Rebekah told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing Peter’s private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview.
Rebekah said she had been ‘forced’ to take part in the 2004 News Of The World article by her ex-husband.
Rebekah was being cross examined by Mrs Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne, when he asked her if she respected people’s privacy, to which she replied: ‘Yes, I do.’
He then asked her questions about an interview she gave to the News Of The World about her claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.
Manhood: Peter insisted his ‘acorn’ turned into an ‘oak’ when he might light of the situation – pictured on I’m A Celeb with ex wife Katie Price – who branded it an ‘acorn’ (pictured in 2004)
Sherborne showed what appeared to an A3 print out of the article to Rebekah in the witness box before reading the headline: ‘Peter’s hung like a small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts five minutes’.
The barrister read excerpts from the article, in which it was claimed Andre had managed ‘just five minutes of sex with Rebekah’ and in which she said he had ‘the smallest trouser equipment I’ve ever seen’ that was like a ‘miniature chipolata’.
Sherborne suggested to Rebekah that the News Of The World was the ‘highest circulating newspaper at the time’, read by some four million people, and asked her whether it was ‘respectful’ of Peter’s ‘right not to share this information’.
She replied: ‘I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. It is something that I deeply regret… It is not nice to read and I understand why this is being used and to me this is mudslinging and I was also threatened with mudslinging by Rooney’s team.’
Asked the question again by Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, Rebekah said: ‘The circumstances around it were completely different.’
Trial: It comes after Rebekah (pictured) told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing Peter’s private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview
She later said she did not ask Peter for his permission or tell him it was going to happen in advance.
Sherborne asked: ‘Did you feel particularly strongly about the size of his manhood that it should be made public?’
Rebekah replied: ‘It was something that I was forced to say.’
Elsewhere on Thursday, Rebekah likened Coleen to a ‘pigeon that s**ts’ in your hair, the Wagatha Christie libel trial heard – as the WAG broke down in tears twice while giving evidence.
The comments, made in a 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, were read out to the High Court by Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne.
Clash: On Thursday, Rebekah likened Coleen Rooney (pictured at court with Wayne) to a ‘pigeon that s**ts’ in your hair, the Wagatha Christie libel trial heard
Asked whether she ever argued with her rival, Rebekah told the interviewer: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s**t in your hair.’
The Wagatha Christie case centres around a 2019 social media post by Coleen, 36, in which she said she had planted fake stories on her private Instagram account and accused Rebekah of leaking them to The Sun.
Rebekah, 40, denies the claim, and launched a libel case when Coleen refused to take down the post.
The Daily Mail article resurfaced during a gruelling cross-examination during which the WAG broke down twice.
The first time, Rebekah had corrected Mr Sherborne after he confused her for Coleen, prompting him to reply, ‘Is that your best point Mrs Vardy?’.
After she began crying, her barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC rose to his feet to intervene, saying Mr Sherborne was ‘constantly commenting and making remarks to the witness’.
It led to the judge saying: ‘It is unnecessary and there’s not really enough time for those comments in any event.’
Moments later the judge asked if Rebekah would like to take a break as she appeared distressed. She adjourned the hearing for 10 minutes to allow Rebekah to compose herself.
In the second incident – less than half an hour later – Rebekah became emotional after she was questioned over a fake story posted by Coleen about a flood at her £20million Cheshire home, which has been likened to a Morrisons supermarket.
Court: Coleen Rooney and her football manager husband Wayne Rooney depart the Royal Courts of Justice in London after today’s trial
Rebekah had told the court she had not seen Coleen’s Instagram post, only for Mr Sherborne to remind her of a statement made two years ago when she admitted she had seen it.
Becoming visibly upset, Rebekah’s voice broke up as she said: ‘There was a lot of abuse at the time.’
Mr Sherborne told the court Coleen had restricted access to her followers as part of a ‘social media sting’, which revealed that Rebekah’s account was the only one which had been sent the fake post.
Rebekah also began crying yesterday after Mr Sherborne asked her about sick comments Twitter trolls had made about her two-year-old daughter.
Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious war unfolded before the eyes of the world
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of articles about Coleen, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.
October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids.
Coleen says she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on posts she had made on her personal social media page.
After sharing a series of ‘false’ stories and using a process of elimination, Coleen claims they were viewed by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.
Rebekah, then pregnant with her fifth child, denies the allegations and says various people had access to her Instagram over the years.
She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later adding: ‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.’
The public dispute makes headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.
How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)
Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above)
February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’. Coleen says in a statement that she does not want to ‘engage in further public debate’.
June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.
Rebekah’s lawyers allege she ‘suffered extreme distress, hurt, anxiety and embarrassment as a result of the publication of the post and the events which followed’.
November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.
Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private posts and stories’.
February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
The court is told Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she called someone a ‘nasty bitch’ in one exchange with Ms Watt.
Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.
February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.
April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.
The agent revokes permission for her witness statement to be used, and withdraws her waiver which would have allowed Sun journalists to say whether she was a source of the allegedly leaked stories.
April 29 – Rebekah ‘appears to accept’ that her agent was the source of allegedly leaked stories, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues that a new witness statement submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the source but Rebekah claims she ‘did not authorise or condone her’.
Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the statement did not contain ‘any change whatever in the pleaded case’, with her legal team having no communication with Ms Watt.
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