Shayne Ward

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: October 15, 1984 (30)

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.
Aidan's no-nonsense father is ready to make his mark in Wednesday's episode. POTD: Corrie newbie Johnny causes a stir Businessman Johnny arrives in a furious mood in Monday's double bill. POTD: Corrie debut for newcomer Johnny The arrival of two new Connors leads to fireworks next week. Corrie newbie: 'Johnny will be outraged' The newest addition to the Connor clan doesn't want to pigeonhole her character. Corrie newcomer discusses same-sex storyline Kym Marsh explains that Alison King "hugs everyone". Shayne Ward & Alison King are NOT dating The arrival of Aidan Connor helped Corrie to stay on top on Friday. Shayne Ward's Corrie debut seen by 6.6m It looks like the X Factor champ is going down a treat with Corrie viewers. Shayne Ward thrilled with Corrie debut The X Factor winner-turned-actor seemed to leave most viewers breathless during tonight's show. Shayne Ward on Corrie: Twitter reacts Could the popstar's character Aidan Connor save Underworld? POTD: Shayne Ward arrives on Corrie The Underworld boss will receive huge news from one of the new Connors. Corrie boss promises 'shocker' for Carla We find out what to expect when newcomer Aidan joins the cobbles. Shayne Ward reveals Corrie role gossip There may be some new faces in the village as the show heads into the autumn. Emmerdale planning newbies and a returnee Details are revealed of Shayne Ward's new on-screen family. Corrie casts two new Connor arrivals Carla's problems will pave the way for Aidan's arrival. Corrie: Aidan Connor to rescue Underworld? The actress was back on set today as her maternity leave comes to an end. Catherine Tyldesley returns to Corrie Jason looks set to face competition for his ex-girlfriend's affections. Corrie lining up new romance for Eva The singer and actor will play regular character Aidan Connor on the show from August. Ward: 'Corrie role bigger than expected' The X Factor winner was cast as new regular character Aidan Connor back in May. See Shayne Ward in new Corrie pictures The track is the second release from Ward's fourth album Closer. Shayne Ward debuts The Way You Were video Stuart Blackburn predicts tough times ahead for new signings Sarah Harding and Shayne Ward. Corrie boss on 'pressure' for Shayne Ward New Corrie star jokes that many people from Manchester end up in prison. Shayne Ward clarifies Manchester prison gag The X Factor winner will release his new track digitally on June 22. Listen to Shayne Ward's new single The X Factor winner will be starring as Michelle's cousin. Coronation Street casts Shayne Ward Barclay Beales thinks the singer would be an "honest" and "funny" addition. Stereo Kicks want different Louis on X Factor Greatest hits album Ultimate Collection is the singer's first No.1 since 1990. Paul Simon scores UK's number 1 album The singer recently attended an audition for the ITV soap. Shayne Ward unsure over Corrie role Wiz Khalifa is taking on Omi in this week's midweek chart. Wiz Khalifa on course for no. 1 in charts The X Factor winner attended an audition two weeks ago. Shayne Ward still waiting for Corrie news The singer says he hopes to play a bad boy because of his tattoos. Shayne Ward: 'Corrie audition incredible' Both will take Kelly's place with Phillips starting on Monday, March 30th. Phillips and Roslin for Lorraine over Easter The single is from Ward's fourth studio album Closer. Shayne Ward debuts new video The track will feature on the singer's fourth studio album Closer. Listen to new Shayne Ward song clip Ultimo boss says she did not take the singer to her home after a book launch. Michelle Mone denies Shayne Ward rumours The star will release his fourth studio album Closer on April 13. Listen to Shayne Ward cover Sugababes hit The former X Factor singer said he has no problem with it. Shayne Ward gets called gay "all the time" We've had ten X Factor winner's singles. Which is the best (and which is the worst)? The X Factor: Ranking the winner's singles Wow, that was Quick(enden)! Which other X Factor stars appeared on reality shows? X Factor to reality TV: Who did it fastest? The singer will release new material through PledgeMusic next year. Shayne Ward announces new album 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