Shayne Ward has literally leapt onto the cobbles for his first day of filming at Coronation Street.

The X Factor winner is playing Aidan Connor, a cousin of barmaid Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh), and has just begun shooting his first scenes.

Shayne, 30, had fun fooling around for the camera in a series of pictures posted on the Corrie Instagram account.

Shayne previously revealed: “On hearing the news I had been offered the part on the show, I was in total disbelief. It still hasn’t sunk in. 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.

The Manchester-born star, who has also appeared on the West End stage in Rock Of Ages, has signed a one-year contract with the show.


His character is the first of the new Connor clan to arrive in Weatherfield and will be followed in the coming months by his father and sister.