The actress and former Hear'Say singer joined ITV's rural serial earlier this year in the part of Edna Birch's (Shirley Stelfox) flirtatious granddaughter Eve Jenson.
Speaking to the Glasgow Sunday Mail about her new role, Shaw commented: "I've done nothing like a soap before. It's a new lifestyle and I'm still a little nervous about it all, to be honest.
"It's a new trade I'm going into and I'm learning a lot about it as I go. It's a lot of work and you work at a fast pace although it's refreshing to be playing a part.
"It's nice to be doing something different and that's what I love about my job. I go on to different things all the time and I never know what's going to happen next.
"I use it as part of my life and life experience makes you a better actress anyway. Hopefully with the different storylines I will be able to bring that to the cameras."
Shaw has previously appeared in a number of West End musicals, including Chicago, Summer Holiday and The Rocky Horror Show.