Coronation Street: Brian McFadden Turned Down Role Of Aidan Connor

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Brian McFadden was reportedly considered for a role on Coronation Street, which he had to decline due to other daytime commitments.

The former Westlife singer, who hosts the ITV show Who’s Doing The Dishes?, is rumoured to have been offered the role of Aidan Connor, who was eventually played by Shayne Ward.

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He told The Sun: “I did actually get asked to go and have a meeting with Coronation Street about doing a role in it but time wouldn’t let it because I was doing Who’s Doing The Dishes? and I had an album coming out.”

The 35-year old was a wanted man but he had to turn down the role due to the logistics of his schedule at the time: “I couldn’t live in Manchester for nine months or whatever it was. I just told them I didn’t have the time.”

Aww, we would have loved to see Bri on the cobbles!

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He then added: “I think Shayne Ward got the job.”

However, Brian insisted that he wouldn’t have been the right man for the job and that he had other priorities: “I like doing my TV stuff and my music. I just couldn’t give up that amount of time. I would probably give up that amount of time if I got a movie but not to do TV.”

A Corrie spokesman has since come forward to state: “Everyone who we auditioned for the role of Aidan had acting experience.” It sounds like we need to send Sherlock Holmes in to investigate!

It was probably for the best considering recent celebrity casting on the soap has been rather hit or miss, the producers have even faced criticism as people have branded the cast choices a ‘gimmick’ in an attempt to boost ratings.

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