Shayne Ward, who played Aidan Connor in Coronation Street for three years, has announced that he is making a return to music.

The 36-year-old star, who scored his biggest hit with his 2005 debut single That's My Goal, won The X Factor in 2005 and later became an actor and he says he has worked with producer and DJ StoneBridge on the new song, which is due to be released in June.

Ward in 2006

Posting on Twitter, he said, "My brand-new single Crazy In Love will be released on 04.06.21. So excited for everyone to hear it. The track was co-written and co-produced by Grammy nominated producer/DJ @RealStoneBridge."

Ward, who was born in Manchester to Irish parents, added that he has been working on new music since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020.

"I'm very excited to announce that I am going to release my very first original song ... I've co-written and co-produced this with StoneBridge, who is an absolute legend. I can't wait for you guys to hear it, I'm super-excited," he said.

"I've been working so hard with my management team and my producers and writers since the pandemic first started and now, I get to release brand new material. I hope that you like it."

He was dropped from Cowell's Syco label in 2011 after his third album Obsession failed to perform commercially and he released his most recent album Closer in 2015.

Ward (right) on Coronation Street

Ward played Aidan Connor between 2015 and 2018 and won plaudits for this role before making his exit from Weatherfield when Aidan committed suicide in a storyline about male depression.

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