Shayne Ward has signed a one year contract for Coronation Street.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT
The former X Factor winner is set to join the soap as Michelle Connor's distant cousin Aidan who grew up on the same estate as her and Carla.
He will arrive in Weatherfield in August after hearing that Carla is having problems in the factory.
He said: "On hearing the news I had been offered the part on the show I was in total disbelief. It still hasn't sunk in. Shayne Ward the lad from Manchester, given such a role on such an iconic show - it is an absolute dream come true. I'm excited to walk down those famous cobbles.
"My family and friends know just how much this means to me and I cannot wait to do them all proud. 2015 has been a great year for me so far and I look forward to joining the 'Coronation Street' family."