Rebekah Vardy, who was married twice in Oxfordshire, is said to have scored an own goal when it comes to saving her reputation.

Now her ex-husband Steve Clarke has waded in, denying any involvement in a News of the World interview in which she referred to Peter Andre's 'chipolata'. 

Ms Vardy began dating Mr Clarke, who was her boss at a timeshare company, in 2001.

At the time she was separated from her first husband, electrician Mark Godden, who she met in a pub in Witney when he was 21 and she was 18. 

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She was working as a barmaid and he was playing in the darts team. 

She went on to marry Mr Clarke at Henley register office in 2005 but they split up acrimoniously a year later.

She has also had a relationship with former Oxford United player Luke Foster with whom she has a son.

During her libel battle with former friend Coleen Rooney this month, she was asked about a newspaper interview in which she made remarks about singer Mr Andre with whom she had had a one-night stand.

While giving testimony in the witness box, she said: "I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. It is something that I deeply regret."

However, Mr Clarke has vehemently denied having any involvement in setting up the interview or pushing her to do so.

He said Ms Vardy saw a News of the World article looking for people with stories about the contestants in an upcoming series of I’m A Celeb. 

He told the Mail on Sunday: "Becky said to me, 'Oh look, I should tell them about Peter Andre'.

He continued: "I asked her why she would want to do that and she replied that it would be a bit of money for her and it would be funny. I told her she should do whatever she wanted to do."

In a social media post in October 2019, Coleen Rooney, wife of former England star Wayne Rooney, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Mrs Vardy of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.

Mrs Vardy denied leaking stories to the media and sued her fellow WAG for libel.

Mrs Rooney defended the claim on the basis her post was “substantially true”.

The seven-day trial at the High Court in London finished last Thursday.

The two sides will have to wait weeks or even months for the outcome of the case.