The 'Corrie' star won two British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Aidan Connor, who took his own life in the soap last year.
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Shayne Ward has reportedly been left “hugely embarrassed” after an x-rated sex tape of him leaked online. Snapshots and GIFs of the video have been circulating on social media, while blurred stills reveal Shayne’s face and chest tattoos, leading to huge embarrassment for the former X Factor winner. A source told The Sun that Shayne couldn’t believe that the privately shot footage – which was filmed years ago, when he was very much single – had even surfaced online in the first place.
Congratulations are in order for Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward and his Hollyoaks star girlfriend, Sophie Austin, as the two are expecting their first child together. X Factor champ Shayne, who plays Aidan Connor on the cobbles, confirmed the news on Twitter, telling followers: “After much speculation I’m over joyed to announce that @sophieaustin1 and I are expecting our first child. Sophie then echoed his thoughts on her Twitter.
Since Shayne Ward landed in Coronation Street a year ago as Aidan Connor, we knew he was trouble - as Taylor Swift might say. Because, in the not-too-distant-future, Aidan has a little fling with - drumroll -Maria. Aidan immediately regrets the fling, but it seems Maria isn’t quite so remorseful.
The new series of X Factor hasn’t quite started yet, but speculation about who could be joining each judge at Judges’ House is already rife. According to an insider for the Radio Times, Louis Walsh will be calling on a ‘former X Factor winner’ to help him out when he tries to decide which Groups to put through to the live shows. With that clue, rumours are abound that Louis could call in help from former X Factor champ Shayne Ward, who he coached to win the show’s crown way back in 2005.
X Factor winner-turned-Coronation Street star, Shayne Ward, has revealed that he originally auditioned for a spot on Hollyoaks when he was first moving from music to acting. Shayne turned up on Weatherfield’s cobbled streets last summer, playing the role of Aidan Connor. There was Hollyoaks, and I think Casualty was one too.
It’s a new year, new man for Eva Price! The Coronation Street favourite will be seeing in the New Year with a kiss - with her boss, Aidan Connor, played by Shayne Ward.
Kerry Katona, who is well known for having a tumultuous personal life, has revealed that she would love to take residence in Weatherfield. The Atomic Kitten singer believes that, as a Northerner, she would be a perfect fit for the Manchester-based soap. Kezza even has her ideal role pinned down, as she admitted that she would love to be the new Bet Lynch, pulling pints behind the bar of the Rovers Return – although she has warned that she might drink the place dry.
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.