Shayne Ward bemoans pressure on actors to be in shape

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 May 2017
Sophie Austin

Shayne Ward

'Coronation Street' star Shayne Ward has argued that soap stars face too much pressure to be in shape

Shayne Ward thinks soap stars face too much pressure to be in shape.

The 32-year-old actor - who stars as Aidan Connor on the ITV programme - has revealed he'd be loathed to take his shirt off on TV and admitted he isn't into "that whole six-pack thing".

Shayne explained: "I'd rather stick to keeping my shirt on. It would take a lot to get me to take my kit off now."

The former pop star argued that actors are under too much pressure to present a flawless image of themselves on screen.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I think there is so much pressure to get in shape nowadays. I am just happy doing what I'm doing."

Despite this, Shayne previously revealed he once had to take a Santa suit off because he developed an allergic reaction to the material that caused him to vomit.

The actor - who first shot to fame when he won 'The X Factor' in 2005 - admitted that although he has never had a disastrous Christmas, he did develop an unusual reaction to the dressing up costume.

Asked if he's ever had a Christmas disaster, he said: "No, but I once wore a Santa's outfit from America that gave me a weird reaction.

"I had to take it off and I was throwing up."

And while Shayne has switched between singing and acting during his career, he suggested he enjoys both challenges equally.

He shared: "I like both. Singing is a huge passion of mine but acting is a completely different challenge.

"With a script, you do it once and it's gone. It's a different mindset and I love that."

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