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Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy both decided to not attend court on Thursday.

Today marks the start of pair's libel battle at London's High Court as Jamie Vardy's wife, 38, has sued Coleen, 34, for libel over their row – dubbed the 'Wagatha Christie' scandal.

Rebekah – who is currently preparing to appear on Dancing On Ice – was seen heading for a skating session at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham this morning.

The former I'm A Celeb campmate tried to keep a low-profile as she entered the venue with her coat hood pulled over her head.

Rebekah Vardy outside the National Ice Centre in Nottingham this morning
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She arrived at the rink in workout clothes with a lanyard around her neck and could be seen toting a bottle of juice in her hand.

It is not known where Coleen was at the time of court hearing and the last time the stylish Liverpudlian was photographed was outside Waitrose supermarket in Cheshire a few days ago.

Thursday's preliminary hearing follows on from Wayne Rooney's wife accusing Rebekah's account of leaking stories from her private Instagram page to the press – a claim Rebekah has vehemently denied.

Coleen Rooney photographed was outside Waitrose supermarket in Cheshire a few days ago
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She's now suing Coleen for libel in a bid to clear her name.

Last year, Coleen sensationally accused Rebekah's account of being behind stories that were leaked from her private account – earning her the nickname Wagatha Christie for her online sleuthing.

She set up her own sting operation to catch whoever had been passing on information from her private page to the press.

She posted a series of fake stories, blocked all her followers apart from Rebekah's account and then sprung a gotcha post online when the hoax posts made their way into the papers.

Rebekah has sued Coleen for libel over their Wagatha Christie row
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Rebekah vehemently denied she was behind the leaks, insisting a number of people had access to her Instagram page.

After Coleen's post in October 2019, Rebekah released a statement to strenuously deny she was behind the leak.

Rebekah wrote: "I wish you had called me if you thought this.

Last year, Coleen accused Rebekah's account of being behind stories that were leaked from her private account – Vardy denies the claims
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"I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.

"I'm not being funny but I don't need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?…

"I liked you a lot Coleen & I'm so upset that you have chosen to do this."