CORONATION Street’s Shayne Ward will compete in The X Factor All Stars with Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke, Louis Walsh has confirmed.
The X Factor judge revealed Shayne, who won the show in 2005, will join the star-studded line-up Simon Cowell is assembling.
Louis has confirmed three huge names are returning to the X Factor.
The judge, 66, is flying out to Los Angeles on Tuesday to begin filming the Celebrity version of the ITV talent show, and says they’ll begin with the ‘All Stars’ version straight after.
Speaking backstage at Dublin’s Croke Park, where his band Westlife were performing on their Twenty Tour, he told The Mirror: “I go to Los Angeles on Tuesday, I go to Simon’s house in Malibu, it’s me Simon [Cowell] and Nicole [Scherzinger] and we’re doing the celebrity one.”
He added: “It’s going to be great, and then we do the ‘best of’ all in one week, all the winners are coming back. Leona’s coming back, Alexandra, Shayne, they’re all coming back.”
Shayne won the second series of the X Factor in 2005, before hanging up his microphone after he landed a big role in the ITV soap.
The 34-year-old left Coronation Street last year after he scooped a British Soap Award in 2016 for playing Aidan Connor.
His character Aiden committed suicide in the long-running soap and his performance was praised by his industry peers and viewers.
The second name is Bleeding Love singer Leona won the third series of the show in 2006 and went on to have a huge music career.
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She even became a star in the States when she cracked the notoriously difficult US market America, which many artists have struggled to do.
Alexandra Burke is the third name – she won the show in after her amazing duet with Beyonce.
She has since turned her talents to theatre where she played Whitney Houston in the Bodyguard.
Meanwhile Shayne has shown off his muscles in a tight shirt after his dramatic weight loss on This Morning.
Shayne Ward shows off his trimmer figure last month[/caption]
The actor has transformed his look after signing up to a personal trainer.
He revealed he wanted to look trim for future roles after leaving the cobbles behind.
He said: “That’s why I’m getting myself into great shape, hopefully.
“You look to putting it out there to Line of Duty…. I’m throwing it out there.
“It’s probably already been filmed, but I love the show. Or the Bodyguard.”
Shayne looked strikingly different in May 2018[/caption]
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