Clemmie Moodie

The Sun

Arguably ‘Wagatha Christie’ was the showbiz story of the decade, and certainly dominated the news agenda - TV, papers, social media and magazines - for two and a half years. Following Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy’s bombshell High Court trial, every media organisation in the country battled to get the exclusive first interview. Despite Rebekah’s initial reluctance to speak to The Sun - given the paper was named in court - Clemmie successfully persuaded Becky to entrust the first words with her. Over the course of two days, Becky opened up in extensive detail about the emotional - and physical - toll the libel case took, and revealed she had contemplated taking her own life. She also revealed she’d been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, plus suspected PTSD, and revealed for the first time her exchanges with Coleen. Clemmie’s filmed interview was trailed on both the 10 O’Clock News and BBC Breakfast, and had subsequent global follow. Resulting bite-size clips from the interview - including Rebekah saying she’d like to take Coleen for a Caffe Nero - went viral.

Clemmie was tipped off that Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and her husband of 21 years, Clive, were on the verge of separating. Following weeks of investigation, she was confident enough to write that the couple, who have nine children, were battling to save their marriage, detailing Amanda had moved out of the family home. She published the story despite vehement denials from agents. As explained in the copy, Amanda’s team were desperate to keep their problems quiet so Amanda could promote her forthcoming, money-spinning book extolling the virtues of family life. The story came days after a Sunday Times interview in which Amanda gushed about Clive, saying he still “fancied” her, and presenting herself as a happily married family woman. The following day Amanda and Clive issued a statement confirming their ‘rocky patch’. Earlier this year, the pair announced their split - a story which, again, went everywhere given the cult popularity of the star’s Channel 5 show which has been sold to 25 territories worldwide. Clemmie broke the biggest story of the last Strictly Come Dancing series - revealing the infamous ‘Strictly curse’ had once again struck; prompting endless follows for months to come. After nurturing contacts on the show, Clemmie revealed popular dancer Nadiya Bychkova had split from her professional footballer fiancé, and father of her child - and was being comforted by fellow dance pro, Kai Widdrington. The story put to bed scurrilous rumours about Nadiya and her celebrity partner, presenter Dan Walker, which had, again, dominated headlines until Clemmie interviewed Dan to quash speculation. From here, Clemmie confirmed Nadiya had secretly ended her relationship to embark on one with British dancer, Kai. Despite publicists for the pair trying to deny the story, so confident in her sources was Clemmie, she was able to proceed. The couple were pictured kissing a week later, and have since gone public with their blossoming romance.