Coronation Street star Shayne Ward for Line Of Duty role?

Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward has teased that he’d be well up for a role in Line Of Duty.

We’ll be needing this immediately, please.

The former X Factor star, who left the cobbles last year after playing Aidan Connor, revealed that being part of the drama would be his dream role.

After Eamonn Holmes questioned if he’d be making a return to TV anytime soon, the 34-year-old didn’t give anything away, but teased that he’d love a role on the show.

‘Line Of Duty, throwing it out there,’ he said.

Acknowledging that it’s a little unlikely as they’ve ‘probably stopped filming now,’ Shayne revealed he loved Stephen Graham’s performance as John Corbett.

‘Stephen Graham was fantastic,’ he pointed out.

Meanwhile, with the star getting in shape, he cheekily added: ‘It’s always good to be camera ready!’

Watch this space, right?

The star, who navigated a sensitive male suicide plotline during his time on Corrie, recently heaped praise on his co-star Alison King (Carla Connor) for her performance.

Explaining that Carla’s story is very much rooted in her grief for Aidan at the Soap Awards, the star told us that he hoped that Corrie would keep the conversation going – not necessarily by mentioning Aidan constantly but by not forgetting the impact his death had on the Connors.

Meanwhile, speaking about his own performance and storyline on the show, he urged actors to continue breaking taboos.

Chatting to his fiancee Sophie Austin, known for playing serial killer Lindsey Butterfield in Hollyoaks, Shayne enthused that he was proud to have been involved in the story and never expected it to create such a legacy.

‘What can I say other than thank you so much. I was not expecting this, in fact, I wasn’t even meant to be coming here tonight. So thank you to the Coronation Street team for picking up the phone and asking me to come,’ the star said as he accepted an award.

As the audience welled up, Shayne also became emotional as he added: ‘Behind those closed doors is the tears of a clown. You need to start talking. You really do.

‘Now we use this platform to try and tackle this taboo. I want to thank every single person at Coronation Street.

‘It was an absolute joy to play Aidan Connor and let’s just keep tackling this taboo of suicide.’

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