X Fac Shayne lands dream Cor­rie role!

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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.

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