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Shayne Ward

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: October 15, 1984 (29)

Shayne Ward soared to fame in 2005 as a contestant on the second series of The X Factor. Under the guidance of his mentor - and eventual manager - Louis Walsh, Ward progressed to the final and was declared the winner of the competition after receiving a reputed 5.5 million votes. Ward went on to secure the 2005 Christmas No.1 with his debut track and notch up five further top 20 singles and three top 20 albums in the following years.
The X Factor winner joins the cast for the final tour of Jeff Wayne's musical. Shayne Ward joins War of the Worlds We ask the show's stars which hit they would have liked to have recorded. X Factor hits: 1D, Leona pick favourites Reality Bites rounds up the latest Saturday night karaoke action. X Factor 10th Anniversary Show - review The singer questions the show's decision to omit him from the new compilation. 'X Factor' album snub angers Brookstein musicMagpie unveils how many albums of each X Factor winner have been traded in. 'X Factor' most-traded albums revealed The tenth series of the singing contest is expected to hit screens next month. 'X Factor' unveils 'ultimate mash-up' The ex-Dancing on Ice contestant strips to underwear - then nothing at all. Gay Spy: Shayne Ward gets naked in shoot The Pussycat Doll also reveals that she's "itching" to get on the ice. DOI Ashley "emotional" over Shayne exit Browse through the highs and lows from tonight's episode of the reality show. 'Dancing on Ice' week five - in pictures The former X Factor winner is the latest to leave the reality show. Shayne Ward leaves 'Dancing on Ice' Join Digital Spy for a rinkside seat... 'Dancing on Ice' week five - live blog Ofcom receives 24 complaints over Jason Gardiner's description of Shayne Ward. Jason Gardiner sorry for Ward remark Take a peep at what happened when the celebrities hit the ice tonight. 'Dancing on Ice' week four - in pictures Take a seat alongside Digital Spy to gawp at the icy action. 'Dancing on Ice' week four - live blog Celebrities and fans complain about the axe of this year's Dancing on Ice tour. 'Dancing on Ice' tour scrapped? Take a look at how tonight's episode of the competition unfolded. Dancing on Ice week three - in pictures Join Digital Spy as we comment on the celebs taking to the ice tonight. 'Dancing on Ice' week three - live blog Anthea Turner reportedly pops a rib in training but hopes to be able to continue. Anthea Turner suffers 'DOI' rib injury Dan Whiston on the class of 2013, Jason Gardiner, Ashley Roberts and Pamela Anderson's shock exit. 'Dancing on Ice' pro's first impressions Digital Spy learns which celebrities will battle each other in this week's twist. 'Dancing on Ice' duel opponents revealed Which performer has caught your eye on the ice? 'Dancing on Ice': Who are you backing? The X Factor champion reaches the milestone in just over four weeks. James Arthur single sells 1m Shayne Ward blames a lack of attention from execs for pop career fail. Ward wanted more attention from Cowell Relive the routines, sequins and acerbic comments of the first 2013 show with our gallery. 'Dancing on Ice' week one - in pictures The EastEnders actor wins the most votes from judges. 'Dancing on Ice' Lapinskas tops scores Digital Spy keeps you up to date with the celebs' moves on the ice. 'Dancing on Ice' week one - live blog Digital Spy introduces the celebrities hitting the ice in 2013. 'Dancing on Ice': Meet the stars - video 'When We Collide' singer says X Factor winner is "a very talented man". Matt Cardle: 'James Arthur will go far' The former X Factor champ speaks about this year's winner. Shayne Ward warns James Arthur The former X Factor winner vows that his music career isn't over. Shayne Ward: 'I'm not finished with pop' The celebrity skaters will be allowed to perform a Save Me Skate. 'Dancing on Ice' introduces new twist Pictures of the celebrities, judges and Torvill & Dean at the show launch. 'Dancing on Ice' stars arrive at launch The Olympian is early favourite alongside Matt Lapinskas and Samia Ghadie. Tweddle early favourite for 'Ice' glory What do you think of this year's selection of skating stars? Dancing on Ice 2013 lineup: Hit or miss? Pamela Anderson, Anthea Turner, Lauren Goodger, Matt Lapinskas among contestants. 'Dancing on Ice' 2013 lineup revealed The X Factor star's winner's single shifts 255,000 copies in two days. James Arthur has 2012 fastest-selling song The singer's winning track sells 187,000 copies in 24 hours. James Arthur is fastest-selling winner The top ten biggest-selling X Factor debut singles and albums revealed. X Factor top ten debut singles revealed The former Dancing on Ice champ is tipped to become a judge. Hayley Tamaddon to judge Dancing on Ice? 'That's My Goal' singer is apparently "concerned about pulling off the sequinned look". X Factor Shayne Ward for Dancing on Ice?