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Shayne Ward joins Coronation Street cast

Shayne Ward has landed a role in Coronation Street.

The singer will play the part of Aidan Connor in the popular British soap.

Connor is a distant cousin of the show's Michelle and he will appear on the street in August.

Ward will start filming for Coronation Street in June.

The singer commented: "On hearing the news I had been offered the part on the show I was in total disbelief. It still hasn't sunk it. Shayne Ward the lad from Manchester, given such a role on such an iconic show - 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. 2015 has been a great year for me so far and I look forward to joining the Coronation Street family."

The show's Stuart Blackburn added: "When Shayne came in and auditioned we knew he was up against some very stiff competition. But he blew us away from the very get go delivering a charm and a swagger that is perfect for the character. I can't wait to see him in action!"

Ward meanwhile released his new album 'Closer' in April.

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Watch Shayne Ward in action below: