Coronation Street's Shayne Ward and former Hollyoaks star Sophie Austin have announced their engagement.

Former X Factor winner Ward, who plays Aidan Connor in Coronation Street, shared the happy news on Twitter, writing "#MrsWardtobe" along with a link to an Instagram photo of his fiancée's engagement ring. 

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Austin, who played Lindsey Butterfield in Hollyoaks, also posted the same tweet.

Coronation Street stars including Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby), Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor) and Nicola Thorp (Nicola Rubinstein) were among those to congratulate the couple.

Ward and Austin celebrated the birth of their first child, daughter Willow May, in December 2016. 

He is to set leave Coronation Street next year in what is reported to be an "explosive" storyline. Ward has played Aidan on the ITV soap for three years.

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