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Male 'banter' can hurt mental health - Shayne


Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward has warned that "banter" has an impact on male mental health.

The singer and actor won TV plaudits for his portrayal of Coronation Street character Aidan Connor, who took his own life in the soap.

Ward has said the publicity surrounding the plot was more important than the Soap Award it earned


Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, he said: "It was about continuing to raise that awareness of male suicide, and the fact that guys do not talk... We deem everything 'banter', you give a sarky comment, we laugh it off.

"But behind closed doors, it does affect us."