The actor left the cobbles earlier this year…

Shayne Ward has shared his dramatic transformation as he prepares for his first film role since leaving Coronation Street earlier this year.

The actor – who portrayed Aidan Connor, who tragically took his own life – certainly appears to have shed some of his ‘dad weight’ as he looked in great shape for his upcoming film Stairs.

Shayne will play action hero Will Stanton, alongside his fiancée Sophie Austin, in the Tom Paton film.

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Sharing his transformation with fans on Instagram, he uploaded a snap of himself in character, wearing black army gear and carrying body armour and a gun. He also appears to have grown his hair and beard out.

In the caption, Shayne teased: “Will Stanton. 2019-Coming soon from @tompatonfilm Stairs, film.”

Fans seemed very happy with his new role; with many commenting how good he looks in his uniform.

The Difference between The “IMPOSSIBLE” and the “POSSIBLE” Lie’s in a mans Determination.

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One said: ‘You can arrest me anytime you like Shayne!’

Another added: ‘The new James Bond.”

While his fiancée Sophie added a series of love hearts and flames in the comments section.

Last week, Shayne paid tribute to Sophie, sharing a photo of his soon-to-be-wife dressed in an all-back outfit while on set.

“What a dream it was to play across from my fiancée @sophieaustin84 for our up and coming film Stairs by @tompatonfilm. Trust me when I say her scenes will blow you away,” he said.

Shayne’s former co-star Catherine Tyldesley, who played his on-screen ex-wife Eva Price, showed her support by telling her friend: “Can’t wait to see it, go team!”