Peter Andre said he took “hit after hit” for 15 years after Rebekah Vardy’s chipolata jibe.
The 49-year-old singer has interfered in the “Wagatha Christie” libel battle in the High Court between Mrs Vardy and Coleen Rooney.
During the high-profile court case, Ms Vardy was questioned about an interview she gave in 2004 about an alleged sexual encounter with Andre, which carried the headline: “Peter is hung like a little chipolata, shaved, sloppy, lasts five minutes.”
Ms Vardy said she was “put into a situation by my ex-husband” to do the interview.
On Thursday, Andre took to Instagram to hit back at the mockery that has dogged him for 15 years, claiming there would be “absolute outrage” if the tables had turned.
Wearing a dressing gown in the video, Andre said: “Fifteen years it’s been like this and I’ve been silent and I haven’t said anything and I made everyone laugh and I made everyone say what they wanted to say.
“Yes, now she’s gone to court and admitted that the story was fabricated, and she did it because her ex-husband made her do it, fair enough.
“But put all that aside and just think how it would feel if a man had said that about her anatomy and made something up, you can use your imagination and say something very unflattering, there would be absolute outrage.
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“But because it’s been said about me, it’s been the butt of all jokes, I’ve been taking it for 15 years.”
The Mysterious Girl singer apologized in his video caption to his wife Emily and their children, who “had to see and hear some not very nice things.”
He added: “It’s being brought up again, the only one sitting there taking slap after slap from it is me. I laughed about it for a while but think about how it would feel if it were reversed and that’s all I’ll say.
“Yes, we all know now that it’s a made-up story, but it’s a little bit more serious than that.
“I don’t think it’s fair that something like this is brought up over and over again — we talk about mental health, about being kind and nothing seems to change, here we go.”
The high-profile libel fight comes after Ms Rooney accused Ms Vardy of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the media in October 2019.
Ms Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for defamation, while Ms Rooney defends claims that her post is “essentially true.” ” may be.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/peter-andre-says-hes-been-the-butt-of-all-jokes-for-15-years-41643180.html Peter Andre says he’s been the butt of jokes for 15 years