Catherine Tyldesley and Shayne Ward reunite for Channel 5 series The Good Ship Murder
Former ‘Coronation Street’ stars Catherine Tyldesley and Shayne Ward are reuniting for new Channel 5 show 'The Good Ship Murder'.
The pair have been cast in the upcoming eight-part murder mystery series, which has been described as "Murder She Wrote meets Below Deck".
Catherine will take on the role of cruise ship First Officer Kate Woods who teams up with Shayne's former police detective alter ego Jack Grayling to solve a string of murders on board a cruise ship. ,
Former 'X Factor' winner Shayne will be returning to his musical roots as Jack has quit police work to chase his dream as a cabaret singer, however his dreams are put on hold when an investigation gets underway thrusting him back into his former life.
Shayne said: “I’m really excited to be taking on this exciting role in this brand new drama. Allowing me to combine my two passions: music and acting. It really is a dream come true! Getting to work alongside my good friend Catherine again has been magical, and all while cruising around the Mediterranean …. heaven! I can’t wait for everyone to meet Jack Grayling and his unlikely team and get on board the Good Ship Murder."
Catherine added: “I’ve loved taking on the role of Kate and keeping Jack in his place at sea. Being reunited with Shayne on a Mediterranean cruise has been so much fun and this series has been a joy to make and I’m sure will be a joy to watch – who doesn’t love a cruise?”
Catherine and Shayne played lovers Eva Prince and Aidan Connor in 'Coronation Street'.
The 39-year-old actress starred in 'Corrie' from 2011 to 2018, and Shayne, 38, was in the ITV soap from 2015 to 2018, departing the show when his character Aidan tragically took his own life in an acclaimed storyline.