Shayne Ward would love to land a role in 'Line of Duty'.

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward

The former 'Coronation Street' star - who played Aidan Connor from 2015 until 2018 - has revealed if he was to return to the small screen his dream gig would be to star in one of Jed Mercurio's hit shows, including the award-winning BBC cop drama, which stars the likes of Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Keeley Hawes or 'The Bodyguard', which sees Scottish hunk Richard Madden portray PC David Budd.

Shayne - who shot to fame as the winner of the second series of 'The X Factor' in 2005 - has a new found confidence since transforming his appearance.

Appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' on Friday (28.06.19), he said: "It's why I am getting myself into great shape hopefully, and you are looking to put it out there, to actually put it out there, 'Line of Duty'.

"Not in the film, but I love the show of it."

Asked what sort of character he'd like to play, he said: "Stephen Graham (John Corbett) was fantastic or any of them.

"It's always good to come on camera ready, so..

'Bodyguard' that would be great. Camera ready."

Meanwhile, Shayne said he won't be appearing on the planned all-star series of 'The X Factor' as he ws "already committed" to a theatre adaptation of iconic crime drama TV series 'Band of Gold'.

Asked if he will be appearing on 'The X Factor' special, he said: "No. It would have been amazing. With this now I think it would have been winners of winners.

"There were discussions of that as well.

A lot of them were approached a lot earlier, it might have been a different outcome, but I was already committed to 'Band of Gold' with Kay Mellor and myself."

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