Vanessa Perroncel 'upset' by Wayne Bridge's England decision

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Wayne Bridge's former partner says she is "very upset" by his decision to rule himself out of this summer's World Cup.

Bridge, who has been in the spotlight over allegations of an affair between Vanessa Perroncel and Chelsea captain John Terry, said today his position in the England squad was "untenable and potentially divisive".

But lingerie model Miss Perroncel, who is represented by publicist Max Clifford, believes Bridge has made a mistake.

Mr Clifford said: "Vanessa is very upset at what Wayne has said today and that he has made this decision. She believes it's the wrong decision."

Mr Clifford said she would not be commenting further.

In a statement released by his lawyers, Bridge, 29, said: "I have thought long and hard about my position in the England football team in the light of the reporting and events over the last few weeks.

"It has always been an honour to play for England. However, after careful thought I believe my position in the squad is now untenable and potentially divisive.

"Sadly therefore I feel for the sake of the team and in order to avoid what will be inevitable distractions I have decided not to put myself forward for selection.

"I wish the team all the very best in South Africa."

England manager Fabio Capello stripped Terry of the national team captaincy in the wake of the allegations.

On the same day, Ms Perroncel announced she would not be selling her story.