Shanye though will be on screen as Aidan until late Spring

Coronation Street star Shayne Ward is leaving his role as Aidan Connor in the ITV soap, it’s been officially confirmed.

After the news broke today of Shayne’s departure, Coronation Street bosses are now hoping to keep the exact details of his exit storyline a secret so as not to ruin the surprise for loyal fans.

Shayne, who first appeared on screen as Aidan in August 2015, is leaving the show at the end of his current contract.

But Corrie fans have a while longer to enjoy Aidan as the character will be on screen for another six months and his exit storyline will air in late spring.

Shayne recently spoke to us in the build up to Aidan and Eva’s disastrous wedding.

And he once revealed that he thought Aidan would face a bleak future, saying: “ultimately he’ll be quite a lonely person”. It remains to be seen, though, what will happen to Aidan…