Shayne Ward has teased big storylines for his new 'Coronation Street' character Aidan Connor.

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward

The 30-year-old former 'X Factor' winner is joining the ITV soap in August as the distant cousin of Michelle Connor - played by Kym Marsh - and has revealed he didn't realise how integral to the TV show his character would be.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News newspaper, Shayne said: "I am looking forward to August when my first scene is aired. I'm going to focus on this role and bring Aidan to life.

"I didn't realise how large this role was, storyline-wise. There is a lot going on without a doubt.

"I am going to work hard, especially with the role I have been given and the storylines, which are much bigger than I expected."

The 'No U Hang Up' hitmaker has previously acted in the West End musical 'Rock Of Ages', but also admitted he's bracing himself for a new level of fame once he appears in 'Corrie', as he'll be on TV five times a week.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Shayne said: "Being on Coronation Street you are seen in people's households four or five times a week. But I can handle it. I'm going to have to get used to people calling me Aidan."