X Factor winner Shayne Ward has said that he will make his debut as new Coronation Street character Aidan Connor in two weeks' time.

Ward wrote on Twitter: "My first @itvcorrie appearance will air on Friday 21st Aug OMG #Aidanconnor."

Ward has described his character, a distant cousin of Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh), as a "half-Irish" charmer.

The singer and West End star has signed a one-year deal with the ITV soap.