Here Come The World Cup WAGs... More Soaked In Scandal Than Ever

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WORLD CUP 2010: Here come the WAGs...
glossier, richer and more soaked in scandal than ever!
By [/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Julia+Lawrence Julia Lawrence] and [/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Laura+Topham+for+The+Mail+on+Sunday Laura Topham for The Mail on Sunday]
Updated: 15:02 BST, 17 June 2010






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The final England squad was announced yesterday and their first match is just ten days away - but as the players jet off to South Africa, who are the current crop of WAGs?

Here, JULIA LAWRENCE and LAURA TOPHAM bring you our comprehensive guide ...

Left: Abigail Clancy, 24, other half Peter Crouch.

Right: Coleen Rooney, 24, other half Wayne Rooney


ABIGAIL CLANCY

Other half: Peter Crouch, Tottenham striker, who earns £70,000 a week.


Background: Liverpool-born girlband star turned model, voted world's 10th sexiest woman by FHM readers.
Dating Crouch four years.


Occupation: Model and reality show contestant.

Scandal: Cocaine-taking, allegations of two-timing during last World Cup. Crouch publicly dumped her by fax. Six months later, it was back on.


Style: Busty, leggy and rarely seen in anything other than underwear.




World Cup plans: Staying home due to work, but will fly out if England get to the final.

WAG FACTOR: WAG PRINCESS

COLEEN ROONEY


Other half: Wayne Rooney, Man United (£120,000 a week).



Background: Met Wayne at school in Croxteth, Liverpool. Married in Italy in 2008. Mum to baby Kai. Lives in £3.5million Cheshire mansion.


Occupation: TV presenter, columnist. Personal fortune of £8million. Scandal: His liaison with prostitute known as 'The Auld Slapper'.




Style: Transformed from leisure-suit lover to couture queen.


World Cup plans: Will fly out if team reach semis.
WAG FACTOR: QUEEN OF THE WAGS
Left: Carly Zucker, 26, other half Joe Cole.

Right: osderby.com Alex Curran, 27, other half Steven Gerrard


CARLY ZUCKER


Other half: Husband Joe Cole, Chelsea (£80,000 a week).

Background: Grew up in East London, played ladies football, met Joe in 2004.
Has a two-month-old baby, Ruby Tatiana. Flogged their engagement, wedding and new baby stories to celebrity magazines.

Occupation: Personal trainer turned reality TV star. Appeared in I'm A Celebrity... but was voted off third after her crying and whingeing.




Scandal: Ringleader for WAG antics at the last World Cup. First at the bar, last to leave.


Style: Crop top and hot pants to show off her super-toned body.

World Cup plans: At home with baby, will fly out if England make the semis.


WAG FACTOR: WAG PRINCESS
ALEX CURRAN

Other half: Steven Gerrard, Liverpool (£120,000 a week).
Background: Left school at 16 to be a nail technician. Wed in 2007 and mum to Lilly-Ella, six, and Lexie, four.



Occupation: Fashion pundit. Launched her own fragrance called, imaginatively, Alex.
Scandal: Arrested on suspicion of assault outside a nightclub, but not charged.
Alleged to have stolen Gerrard from her former friend, the Brookside star Jennifer Ellison.

Style: Tangerine-coloured, breast-enhanced , designer-clad uber-WAG.

World Cup plans: Rumoured to be heading for Sun City.


WAG FACTOR: WAG PRINCESS
Left: Christine Bleakley, 31, other half Frank Lampard.

Right: Nicola Carragher, 29, other half Jamie Carragher


CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY
Other half: Frank Lampard, Chelsea (£130,000 a week).

Background: Gave up a politics degree at Queen's University when offered job as a runner at a Belfast TV company.
Moved to BBC Belfast before landing The One Show. All-round action girl - Strictly Come Dancing and water-skied across Channel for Sport Aid. Met Lampard at the Pride Of Britain Awards in 2009.

Occupation: TV presenter.



Scandal: Linked to co-presenter Adrian Chiles following his marriage breakup, although fiercely denied.

Style: Fake tan, muscle-bound, loves killer heels.

World Cup plans: Grafting, alongside Chris Evans, on One Show sofa.
WAG FACTOR: WAG PRINCESS

NICOLA CARRAGHER

Other half: Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.




Background: Childhood sweethearts. Two children - James, seven, and Mia, six. Occupation: Former call centre worker. Owns spa.


Scandal: Husband cautioned for assault.

Style: High Street yummy mummy.




World cup plans: Staying home.

WAG FACTOR: WAG WANNABE

Left: Toni Poole, 28, other half John Terry.

Right: Rebecca Ellison, 30, other half Rio Ferdinand


TONI POOLE


Other half: John Terry, Chelsea defender (£130,000 a week).


Background: Childhood sweethearts from Essex, married in 2007.
Twins Georgie and Summer, aged three.


Scandal: Officially the most forgiving woman in Britain. Stood by Terry after his affair with team-mate's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Perroncel, which cost him the England captaincy.


Occupation: Former beautician.


Style: Acrylic-nails, hair extensions.




World Cup plans: Will travel out if they get to the quarter-finals.
WAG FACTOR: WAG PRINCESS

REBECCA ELLISON


Other half: Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand (£120,000 a week).




Background: Full-time mum to sons Tate, one, and Lorenz, four. Occupation: Ex-accountant.


Scandal: Rio two-timed her with air hostess and was accused of sleeping with a model on stag weekend.

Style: Scrubs up well.




World Cup plans: Staying home.
WAG FACTOR: WAG IN WAITING
Left: Montana Manning, 22, other half Aaron Lennon. Right: Chantelle Tagoe, 27, other half Emile Heskey


MONTANA MANNING


Other half: Aaron Lennon, Spurs midfielder.




Background: London-born stage-school kid. Small part in Harry Potter movie. Three years with Aaron.


Occupation: MAW (model, actress, whatever).

Scandal: Prone to 'accidentally' flashing her knickers when a photographer happens to be around.




Syle: Exotic good looks. 'Less is more' attitude to clothes.

World Cup plans: Staying in London.

WAG FACTOR: WAG IN WAITING


CHANTELLE TAGOE


Other half: Emile Heskey, Aston Villa striker.

Background: Met while working as a waitress in a lap-dancing bar.




Occupation: Full-time mum to sons Jaden, four, and Reigan, two.


Scandal: Began affair while he was still with his ex.


Style: Busty burlesque.


World Cup plans: Month in South Africa.



WAG FACTOR: WAG IN WAITING

ELLIE DARBY


Other half: Matthew Upson of West Ham.

Background: From Warwickshire, sports mad and a schools champion athlete.

Baby son, Elijah.


Occupation: Athlete - 800m runner hopes to compete in London 2012 Olympics. She's a WAG with a heart, as she recently travelled to South Africa to do charitable work as part of a BBC3 documentary.

Scandal: Boringly scandal free - so far. 


Style: Push-up bras and lots of Lycra.



World Cup plans: Undecided.
WAG FACTOR: DON'T CALL ME A WAG
LOUISE BARRY
Other half: Gareth Barry, midfielder Man City.



Background: Both hate the limelight. Gareth was her first boyfriend.

Occupation: Stay-at-home mum to Oscar, seven, and Freya, five.

Scandal: Broke WAG law by not selling 2007 wedding to a magazine, preferring quiet family do.
Style: Classy, understated.

What kind of WAG is that?

World Cup plans: Staying home on hubbie's orders.
WAG FACTOR: DON'T CALL ME A WAG
Left: Amanda Salmon, 38, other half David James.

Right: Lisa Roughead, 28, other half Michael Carrick


AMANDA SALMON


Other half: Portsmouth goalie David James (£60,000 a week).


Background: Childhood sweethearts.
Found her again in 2003 on Friends Reunited.


Occupation: Shop assistant.


Scandal: Left his wife of 13 years and mother of his four children to be with her.

Style: Dressed down, make-up free.




World Cup plans: Relationship said to be rocky and no plans to travel.
WAG FACTOR: WAG WANNABE


LISA ROUGHEAD

Other half: Michael Carrick, Manchester United midfielder.



Background: Met Michael at secondary school in Tyne & Wear, together 13 years. Have a two-year-old daughter, Louise.


Occupation: Pilates teacher with a business degree. One of the brainiest of the WAGs.

Scandal: The 'quiet one' who goes a bit wild when she's had a drink.

Was said to have snogged Carly Zucker during the last World Cup after an alcohol-fuelled night out.

Style: Upmarket, groomed, game show hostess.


World Cup plans: Staying home.
WAG FACTOR: WAG IN WAITING