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Peter Andre issues emotional message and apologises to wife and children after chipolata 'manhood' comments

By Jessica Sansome

Peter Andre has a fresh message after comments about his 'manhood' resurfaced during Rebekah Vary and Coleen Rooney's court case. The WAGs are currently at war after Mrs Rooney accused Mrs Vardy of leaking stories to the press.

It had since resulted in a High Court trial, dubbed Wagatha Christie, as Mrs Vardy, who is the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer's wife for libel, while Mrs Rooney is defending the claim on the basis her post was "substantially true".

The case, which began on Tuesday (May 10), has seen Vardy take to the stand where she admitted she regretted once describing Peter's 'manhood' as a "miniature chipolata" in a 2004 interview with the News of the World. She insisted she "deeply regrets" the incident and said she was coerced into giving the interview to the tabloid against her will by her ex-husband, an allegation the ex-husband has previously denied.

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The singer has since taken to Instagram to defend his pride after the comments were brought to public attention once more. But he has returned to the platform again on Thursday (May 12) as Mrs Vardy takes to the stand for a third time after hours of questioning and cross-examination.

Peter, 49, has spoken in a lengthy video posted to his thousands of fans on his social media account in which he voiced his upset after the comments about his body were repeatedly brought up for 15 years.

"I kept quiet didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and say what they wanted to say," he started. "Yes, now she’s gone to court and admitted the story was made up.

Peter Andre has issued an apology to wife Emily over the "miniature chipolata" penis row with Rebekah Vardy. The Mysterious Girl singer has released a lengthy video chip today. (Peter Andre Instagram)

"Put that all aside and think how it feels if a man or if I had said this about her anatomy or if a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, made up something whatever, you can use your imagination about saying something very unflattering, there would be outrage. But because it’s been said about me, it’s been the butt of all jokes, I’ve taken it for 15 years."

The Mysterious Girl hitmaker continued: "I know some of you are gonna go, ‘get over it, don’t say anything.’ You gotta understand when it goes on and on and being brought up, and even worse it’s been brought up in the High Court and the lawyer is bringing it up having a go at her for bringing up something in News Of The World that went to four million people and then it’s brought up in court that goes to a lot more than four million people, it’s brought up again, and the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me."

He added that he’s ‘been laughing about it for a while’ but wants people to consider ‘how it would feel if it was the other way round." Peter continued: "Ok yes, we all know now it was just a made-up story, but it’s a little more serious than that – and I don’t think it’s fair something like this can happen again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind, all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to have changed. You know, there you go."

Sharing the series of clips to his Instagram page, Peter added an apology to his wife, Emily, and his four children - two of whom he shares with Emily and two with ex-wife Katie Price. He penned: " My thoughts on Rebekah V: Please swipe to see all three vids. 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. Secondly that ridiculous article yest (about a certain remote control…) was written fifteen years ago and republished yesterday. To be fair the media are very kind to me in general. Thirdly, you all know I like to take the p**s out of myself but Maybe I felt a bit vulnerable this morning. Love from an Aussie Brit Greek."

During Tuesday's session in court Vardy revealed she did not ask Mr Andre for his permission or tell him the story was going to happen in advance. Mr Sherborne asked her: “Did you feel particularly strongly about the size of his manhood that it should be made public?"

Rebekah Vardy has said she 'regretted' her comments (PA)

Vardy, who has been married to footballer Jamie since 2016 and has three children with him, responded: “It was something that I was forced to say."

On Thursday Mrs Rooney was once again joined by her husband, former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, as they arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice for the third day of the case. The couple stepped out of a black Mercedes van before walking in through the main entrance of the court past a dozen photographers. Mrs Rooney, wearing a black dress, walked side-by-side with her husband, who was wearing a blue suit.

Mrs Vardy also stepped out of a black Mercedes van with tinted windows before passing a crowd of photographers as she arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday. The 40-year-old, who was wearing a blue and white patterned dress under a blue blazer, and is continuing giving evidence on the third day of the libel case.

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