X Fac Shayne lands dream Corrie role!
FORMER winner Shayne Ward is heading back to his hometown of Manchester after landing a plum role on
The singer, who launched a pop career after winning the second series of the talent show, will play Aidan Connor.
His character is the cousin of Michelle Connor, played by regular Kym Marsh.
Shayne said: “On hearing the news I had been offered the part on the show, I was in total disbelief. It still hasn’t sunk in!
“It is an absolute dream come true. I’m excited to walk down those famous cobbles.
“My family and friends know just how much this means to me and I cannot wait to do them all proud.”
The Manchester-born star, who has appeared on the West End stage in has signed a one-year contract with the ITV soap.