Samantha Armytage: I exposed my treacherous friends

The star speaks out after Coleen Rooney Instagram drama
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Sunrise favourite Samantha Amytage has revealed she entrapped people around her by announcing fake information about herself, which then ended up being published in newspapers.

The star made the confession after British football WAG Coleen Rooney revealed she had constructed an elaborate sting to find out who was leaking information from her private Instagram account to British newspaper The Sun. Coleen claims the stunt produced proof the leak was coming via her friend and fellow WAG Becky Vardy’s account.

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‘Brilliant,’ wrote Sam on Twitter, as she shared Coleen’s social media post. ‘Good on Colleen.

‘A few years back, I dropped a few false tid-bits with people around me I didn’t really trust,& guess what?! The ridiculous fibs ended up printed in papers!

‘Pays to know who your ‘friends’ are in this game…’

The confession was inspired by Coleen, who detailed how she has blocked all of the followers on her private Instagram account from seeing her Instagram Stories except Becky. Information from bogus stories she posted then made its way into the papers.  

‘Someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories,’ Coleen ranted.

She ‘posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper.

‘And you know what, they did!

‘The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house.’

‘Now I know for certain which account / individual it’s come from. I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

‘It’s … Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

A tearful Becky has denied the accusation, both in a phone conversation to Coleen, and in an online statement, insisting her account must have been compromised. She says multiple people have been given access to her Instagram account over the years, and implies one of them probably did it.

‘Becky was really upset and pleaded with Coleen to believe she hasn’t gone behind her back,’ a source told The Sun.

‘She really did want to smooth things over in the friendliest way possible and tried to get Coleen to see it from her point of view by staying calm.

‘But as soon as the phone went down, Becky started mulling over their call and was furious about how she’d attempted to call her out publicly without speaking to her.

‘When she posted her own message on social media, she did it to put the boot into Coleen. They will never be friends again after this.’

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