X Factor winner Shayne Ward’s first episodes as Aidan Connor in Coronation Street was watched by over 6 million people.
Shayne Ward first appearance on the cobbles was shown on Friday night (August 21) as he played Michelle Connor’s (Kym Marsh) cousin Aidan Connor.
Reacting to his debut on the soap, Shayne tweeted: “Thank you everyone for your support. Each day I feel I’m growing with confidence. I [love] @itvcorrie.”
The former X Factor star brought in 6.55 million viewers at 7.30pm on ITV and 121k on +1.
An average of 6.55m returned at 8.30pm and 256k on +1.