Shayne Ward reveals he's playing 'half Irish charmer' in Corrie
Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has revealed he has a lot in common with his Coronation Street character Aidan Connor.
Shayne (30) will play the cousin of Rovers barwoman Michelle, played by Kim Marsh.
"If you're being charming and cheeky, like Aidan, then people will like you," he told the Sun.
"He has great family values. We're similar in that he's grown up on an estate and is half-Irish."
Shayne also said he will "refresh" the popular ITV soap, "Shows need refreshing. It's all about new characters."
His arrival comes just before that of former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding who has been drafted in to play the wife of Robert Preston, the ex-husband of Tracey Barlow.
Recently actress Alison King, who plays Carla Connor, and Craig Charles, who plays Lloyd Mullaney, have announced they're leaving the soap.