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Vardy has been included in England's squad for Euro 2016.

Jamie Vardy's wife accuses the striker's lookalike of being a 'stalker'

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Jamie Vardy's wife has accused her husband's lookalike of turning into a "stalker" which prompted the couple to block him on Twitter. Yes, you read that sentence correctly.

Lee Chapman has taken a six-month break from his job as a postman to become a professional lookalike of the striker, after he came to the nation's attention having been pictured alongside Vardy on Leicester's team bus following their historic Premier League title win.

Since then he's been booked to appear on TV and in nightlubs, and the Sun claim he's been approached to appear in a celebrity version of Britain's Got Talent.

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However, the pair's budding relationship now appears to be over after it emerged that the England striker and his new wife, Rebekah Vardy, had blocked him on Twitter and Instagram. 

The England striker's agent, John Morris, is even said to have sent Chapman's management a text warning them that he would take legal action if the player’s double damaged his image or endorsement deals.

"I'm a bit upset, because my Twitter was blocked by Vardy and his partner, Rebekah," Chapman told Virgin Radio. "We believe it's down to the agent, really. They are just looking after his image. I'm completely baffled by it. I've done charity work, work with the club, all sorts."

Now though Mrs. Vardy has struck back in the war of words, and accused Chapman of turning into a "stalker". 

She took to Twitter to respond to questions from fans who were urging the couple to unblock the lookalike. However, that doesn't look likely to happen after she wrote: "Being a season ticket holder doesn't give you the green light to become a stalker!"

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She also added: "I personally wished him all the best but also asked him to STOP tagging himself into every picture I put up...of my family which usually had my children in. Also tagging his agency & promoting their business..."

So it looks like Chapman's 15 minutes of fame is at an end. The Leicester City forward will hope his moment in the spotlight lasts a while longer after he was named in England's squad for their Euro 2016 campaign.

Vardy hit 24 goals last season to help the Foxes defy 5000/1 odds and win their first ever Premier League title, and now he'll be looking to hit the ground running when the Three Lions land in France for their first game of the tournament against Russia on June 11.

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