Peter Andre has finally broken his silence after his manhood was raised in evidence in the WAGatha Christie trial, pointing out that if a similar slur was made about a woman’s anatomy there would be outrage.
Although WAG Rebekah Vardy compared Andre’s manhood to a “chipolata”, he admitted to seeing the funny side of the reference but declared how things would be different if it were the other way around.
“Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, I’m just going to put it out there, ”Andre said in a video posted to Instagram.
“Fifteen years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say.
“Okay yes, now, (Vardy has) gone to court and admitted that the story was made up, and she did that because her ex-husband forced her to do it.
“Fair enough, but put that all aside and just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don ‘t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering.
“There would be outrage, there would be absolute outrage. But because it’s been said about me, it’s been the butt of all jokes, I’ve taken it for 15 years.
“You know some of you are gonna go,‘ oh get over it, don’t say anything whatever ’. You’ve got to understand, what’s even worse is it’s brought up in a High Court, and the lawyer is bringing it up. . .and it’s brought up again. And the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.
“And I’ll just be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying.”
In the libel trial led by Rebekah Vardy against fellow WAG Coleen Rooney – wife of soccer star Wayne Rooney – Vardy claimed she had been “forced” to take part in a 2004 News Of The World article by her ex-husband.
During the hearing, Mrs Vardy was confronted with a front page article from the News of the World, headlined “Peter’s hung like a small chipolata”, in which she described Mr Andre’s physique and shaven body hair.
Mrs Vardy admitted she had not asked for permission to reveal such personal details, or warned the reality television star that she had done so.
She was asked if she felt it was “respectful” for her to have discussed the intimate details, and said she had been forced to give the interview by an abusive ex-partner, and claimed he was paid for the 2004 article.
She told the High Court: “I was forced into a situation by my ex to do the story. It’s something I deeply regret and something that’s very much part of my past. It’s not nice to read. “