Coronation Street: Shayne Ward gets into character as Aiden Connor

Published Wednesday, Jul 1 2015, 14:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Coronation Street have unveiled a teaser of Shayne Ward as Aiden Connor.

X Factor star Shayne started filming his first scenes on the cobbles three weeks ago, and it won't be long before fans see him on screen.

Coronation Street tease Shayne Ward's debut as Aiden Connor - 1 July 2015.


Shayne as Aiden with Nick Tilsley, played by Ben Price.

Shayne has bagged the part of Aidan, a distant cousin of Michelle. Aiden grew up on the same estate as Michelle and Carla and he arrives on the cobbles as Carla experiences problems at the factory.

Aiden also quickly makes enemies with Tracy Barlow's ex-hubby Robert.

Corrie's executive producer Stuart Blackburn teased Aiden's arrival, saying in a new video on the Corrie website: "Carla wrongly believes that she's responsible for the deaths of Kal and Maddie. That takes her into a dark place. She's incredibly troubled and starts gambling and spending not just her money but the factory's too."

X Factor star Shayne Ward heads to the cobbles for his first day at work on Coronation Street - 10 June 2015.

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"Carla's trouble paves the way for more new characters. The first arrival is Shayne Ward as Aiden Connor and he's going to come and we hope, rescue the factory, which is really on its last legs.

Stuart continued: "The summer, as cracking as it is, is all the prologue to what's going to be a fantastic live hour episode in September."

Producers have already teased that Aiden will "set female hearts fluttering", before revealing that his family will also be making an arrival in Weatherfield: "Aidan is just the first of the new Connor clan to arrive in Weatherfield and will be followed in the coming months by his dad and sister."

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