Shayne Ward to leave Corrie in EXPLOSIVE exit next year

Shayne Ward

by Emma Dodds |
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Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward is set to leave the soap in a fiery fashion next year.

Shayne, who has played Aidan Connor on the soap for over two years, is reportedly due to exit the show next year in an "explosive" storyline.

A TV source told The Sun that viewers "are going to be absolutely stunned" by what's to come for the former Underworld boss, who has had a pretty rough few months on the cobbles...

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The source said: "Nobody will see this coming.... everybody wants Shayne leaving to be a huge part of the show next year.

"Bosses are working on it at the moment and have something really explosive planned for the character."

EEK. This is not NEARLY enough info to keep us going!

Is it something to do with Eva? Will he go to prison? Will he be KILLED?!

We MUST know.

Shayne Ward
PLEASE tell us what's going to happen... ©Coronation Street © ITV

After initially signing a contract for one year on the show in 2015, Shayne has become a fan-favourite on the show, and extended his contract in October 2016 which will mean he is on the show for at least the next six months.

With the return of Carla this Christmas, things are sure to get even more dramatic for the Connor family.

Shayne revealed that he can't wait to have Alison King back on the street, and said: "It’s amazing to have her back, we’ve done a few scenes together already and I’m loving it. We’re all buzzing, it’s like she never left."

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