Kate Garraway in awkward clash with Nicola McLean on GMB after asking if Rebekah Vardy is ‘broke’ after Wagatha trial


KATE Garraway suffered an awkward clash with Good Morning Britain guest Nicola McLean after asking if pal Rebekah Vardy is “broke” following her loss in the Wagatha trial.

After Friday’s verdict, Jamie Vardy’s wife will now be forced to cough up and pay her rival Coleen Rooney’s multi-million pound legal costs.

She was savaged by a judge after Coleen won the landmark libel case – bringing an end to the three-year saga.

Amid rumours Rebekah will go on a tell-all comeback tour, popular presenter Kate asked WAG Nicola: “Is she broke?”

Garraway added: “Is it really a question about money because it would be for any normal person wouldn’t it? That would be it.”

Nicola pulled a face at the idea Rebekah’s struggling for cash and hit back saying: “Guys, come on. You really think that Rebekah Vardy, married to Jamie Vardy is broke?

“She wouldn’t have gone to court if she was broke”- Garraway said.

Intrigued by Rebekah’s motives to cash in on her devastating Wagatha defeat, Kate asked: “If she doesn’t need the money, then there will be people who will say after such a brutal bruising going through all of this, why put yourself above the parapet to even be seen trying to cash in on it?

“Why not retreat and lick wounds I guess is the question you might be asking?”

Irritated Nicola replied: “It’s not a question I’ve asked her. I haven’t asked her what she plans to do work wise because it’s too soon. It’s too soon to be having those conversations.

“I don’t think she’s going to go and lick her wounds. She’s come out and said she’s disappointed with what the judge said and she doesn’t think she’s been treated very fairly by the media or anything.

“If she wants to come out and have her say then why not? Let her come out and have her say. Everyone wants to hear it.”

Mum-of-five Rebekah has been inundated with big money offers — going as high as £250,000 — from TV companies for interviews, while pitches for documentaries and book deals have also been received.

It’s after Rebekah insisted the judge “got it wrong” after the damning verdict was handed down.

In a statement said: “I am extremely sad and disappointed at the decision that the judge has reached.

“It is not the result that I had expected, nor believe was just. I brought this action to vindicate my reputation and am devastated by the judge’s finding.

“The judge accepted that publication of Coleen’s post was not in the ‘public interest’ and she also rejected her claim that I was the ‘Secret Wag’.

“But as for the rest of her judgement, she got it wrong and this is something I cannot accept.”

The TV deals will see her go head-to-head in a ratings war with Coleen, 36, who has been approached by five independent production companies.

Netflix, Amazon and Disney are all vying to broadcast her side of the story, made by Lorton Entertainment, the same firm behind the feature film on husband Wayne, 36.

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