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Shayne Ward will leave Coronation Street in explosive exit

His character has become a firm favourite among fans of the ITV soap. 

But Shayne Ward, 33, is said to be leaving Coronation Street next year, with bosses planning an ‘explosive exit’ for his onscreen alter-ego Aidan Connor. 

Details of his character leaving are being kept firmly under wraps, but according to The Sun, the actor’s exit storyline is set to shock viewers, with a source telling the publication: ‘They are going to be absolutely stunned.’

Huge exit: Shayne Ward, 33, is said to be leaving Coronation Street next year, with bosses planning an ‘explosive exit’ for his onscreen alter-ego Aidan Connor

They added: ‘Nobody will see this coming…. everybody wants Shayne leaving to be a huge part of the show next year.’

‘Bosses are working on it at the moment and have something really explosive planned for the character.’

Shayne’s exit will come three years after he first joined Coronation Street – having first shot to fame on the second series of The X Factor and going on to pursue a music career following his win. 

He had initially signed a one-year contract with Coronation Street in 2015 and made his soap debut in August that year. 

Huge exit: Shayne Ward, 33, is said to be leaving Coronation Street next year, with bosses planning an 'explosive exit' for his onscreen alter-ego Aidan Connor

Huge exit: Shayne Ward, 33, is said to be leaving Coronation Street next year, with bosses planning an ‘explosive exit’ for his onscreen alter-ego Aidan Connor

Bowing out with a bang: Details of his character leaving are being kept firmly under wraps, but according to The Sun, the actor's exit storyline is set to shock viewers 

Bowing out with a bang: Details of his character leaving are being kept firmly under wraps, but according to The Sun, the actor’s exit storyline is set to shock viewers 

It’s believed he will appear as Aidan on the soap for the next six months, before bowing out in May 2018. 

A source added to MailOnline: ‘Shayne will leave at the end of his current contract and Aidan will be on screen for a further six months.’

He had initially signed a one-year contract with Coronation Street in 2015 and made his soap debut in August that year. 

It’s believed he will appear as Aidan on the soap for the next six months, before bowing out in May 2018. 

A source added to MailOnline: ‘Shayne will leave at the end of his current contract and Aidan will be on screen for a further six months.’

'Nobody will see this coming': A source told The Sun: 'Everybody wants Shayne leaving to be a huge part of the show next year' 

‘Nobody will see this coming’: A source told The Sun: ‘Everybody wants Shayne leaving to be a huge part of the show next year’ 

End of the road: A source added to MailOnline: 'Shayne will leave at the end of his current contract and Aidan will be on screen for a further six months'

End of the road: A source added to MailOnline: ‘Shayne will leave at the end of his current contract and Aidan will be on screen for a further six months’

Since starring on Coronation Street, Shayne has been involved with a number of major storylines that has seen his character wrapped up in family lies and betrayal, along with a huge affair drama that saw Aidan embark on a romance with Maria Connor behind his fiance Eva Price’s back. 

It culminated in a deceitful drama that saw Eva lie to Aidan about being pregnant with his baby in a bid to get revenge on him for his infidelity. 

As the couple planned to wed, Aidan came clean about his affair with Maria and, despite pretending to be shocked, Eva had still planned to marry her beau – only for Maria to reveal her fake pregnancy as the duo prepared to say their vows at the altar. 

She and Maria became embroiled in an explosive showdown and despite everything, Aidan and Eva decided to work on their relationship until he found out her involvement in having the factory destroyed and stripped of everything. 

 Scandal: Since starring on Coronation Street, Shayne has been involved with a number of major storylines - including a dramatic affair with Maria Connor

 Scandal: Since starring on Coronation Street, Shayne has been involved with a number of major storylines – including a dramatic affair with Maria Connor

In the fallout, Eva ended up in bed with Adam Barlow, who had helped her put her revenge plan into action and it has been teased that the duo could now embark on a relationship as Eva attempts to move on from Aidan. 

Aidan, meanwhile, has recently become locked in a feud with Todd Grimshaw (played by Bruno Langley – who is set to leave the soap after 17 years), as he had exposed Todd’s wrongdoings to his beau Billy Mayhew.

Shayne first stepped into the spotlight back in 2005 after winning The X Factor aged 21 and going on to have a number one hit with his debut single That’s My Goal. 

Fans have since seen him move into acting and become a father, as he welcomed his first child, daughter Willow, with girlfriend Sophie Austin in December 2016. 

Family man: Shayne is now a father, as he welcomed his first child, daughter Willow, with girlfriend Sophie Austin in December 2016

Family man: Shayne is now a father, as he welcomed his first child, daughter Willow, with girlfriend Sophie Austin in December 2016

Sophie, who played serial killer Lindsey Butterfield in Hollyoaks for three years, and Shayne started dating in March 2016, several months after the actress split from her husband Graeme Rooney.

Speaking about fatherhood, Shayne has said: ‘It was my sole purpose. I think everything else is a hobby. People could say I was born to sing, but I think I was always born to be a dad.

‘She’s wonderful, Willow May, she’s a beautiful girl…  I absolutely love it, she’s wonderful.’ 



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