Former ‘X Factor’ winner and star of ‘Coronation Street’ Shayne Ward has debuted a new look which we think seriously becomes him.

The singer-turned-actor also appeared on ‘Loose Women’'s Body Stories campaign last year and hit headlines when his ‘Corrie’ character, Aidan Connor, had a shock suicide storyline back in May.

Ward earned a nomination for the TV Choice Awards in the Best Soap Actor category for his performance (losing to Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in ‘Eastenders’) but lost out on a National Television Award nod.

The actor shared a pic of his new look across social media, which includes a bushy beard and moustache, topped with a suave, black wide brimmed hat.

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Ward tuned 34 this week and his followers sent him good wishes and said they loved the look.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Gosh I almost didn’t recognise you, hope you’re having a fab birthday."

Another wrote: "Wow that’s you isn’t it" along with loved up and tongue out emojis.

A third wrote on Instagram alongside the same picture: "Wow loving the look mr ward."

Mind you, some were more graphic in their responses…


Shayne will go head-to-head with his former Corrie co-star Jack P. Shepherd at this year's Inside Soap Awards. Both have been shortlisted for Best Actor at the event next week, and will face tough competition against Danny Dyer and ‘Hollyoaks’' Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale).