07/07/2015 07:22 BST | Updated 07/07/2015 07:59 BST

'Coronation Street' Spoiler: Shayne Ward Reveals His Role Is ‘Bigger Than Expected'

Shayne Ward has teased fans with details of his upcoming ‘Coronation Street’ role.

The former ‘X Factor’ champ begun filming earlier this year, and he’s now admitted that his part is bigger than he expected.

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Shayne Ward

Shayne, who will play Kym Marsh’s on-screen cousin Aidan, has opened up about his part, revealing that his first scenes will air this summer.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "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."

The singer-turned-soap star added that he had no idea how huge his job would be, stating: "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."

Shayne’s not the only popstar heading for t’cobbles, and Sarah Harding has also filmed a guest appearance on the soap.

Her character is set to arrive on the arm of Tracy Barlow’s ex-husband Robert Preston, but by the looks of things, their relationship isn’t going too well…

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