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Footballers' Wives Writer & Producer Talks Coleen Rooney & Rebekah Vardy Drama

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:56 11 Oct 2019


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Liz Lake talks about the recent WAG drama between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney in a new interview.

Lake was one of the writers and producers of the noughties' TV series Footballers' Wives.

As a result of the recent drama, fans have been hoping for a reboot of the hit series.

Footballers' Wives ran for five seasons from 2002 to 2006.

It featured dramatic story-lines of baby-swapping, murder and cheating.

So when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking fake stories about her to the press, many devoted fans were reminded of the show.

 

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Lake talks WAG wars

As per MailOnline, Lake appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today show to talk about the latest WAG war.

Presenter Nick Robinson remarks, "It's one of those examples where truth is stranger than fiction..."

He exclaims, "I bet you wish you'd dreamt up this as we speak."

 

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Lake responds, "I'm typing as we speak! Wouldn't [another series] be nice? Coleen."

"We used to get accused of being hyperbole you know!"

She explains, "I can tell you there were times we were writing stories where honest to God..."

"There'd be news stories on the radio where I'd have to stop what I was doing because the writing happened prior to shooting..."

"And by the time it went out it would look like we had stolen the story on the radio."

"I remember one time I had to call a producer saying 'What do I do? Do I write this because it will be old news by this time?'"

Liz reminisces on the show

"I'll make no mistake it was subversively feminist. It was a fabulously fertile ground..."

"Where we could explore this zeitgeist moment when celeb magazine culture was growing beyond the vanity pieces for actors singers and royals."

"It was't just OK! Magazine anymore smoothing feathers..."

"It was Heat Magazine being b****y. Big Brother was still a phenomenon..."

"The internet was finding its feet and among this was a world of vast footballers salaries and youngbuck athletes..."

 

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"Then there were their girlfriends and wives who could buy new faces and bodies to become these alpha females against these alpha males."

"That's a massively complex thing to want to examine but basically a load of thinking feminists."

 

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The cast get in on the drama

The cast of the show got in on the action by sharing clips from the series.

Amber Gates actress Laila Rouass shared a scene showing Zoe Lucker's character Tanya surveying video footage.

'Coleen managing her Instagram account.'

 

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Laila also shared a video of her own character Amber fighting Tanya.

'Actual footage of the players' lounge at the next England game'

 

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Coleen & Rebekah 'WAG Wars' recap


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