Shayne Ward says Peaky Blinders is his dream role
4 June 2018 - 5:00 PM

Shayne Ward says Peaky Blinders is his dream role

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Shayne Ward wants his next role to be on "Peaky Blinders".

The 33-year-old actor recently left "Coronation Street" after three years when his character Aidan Connor took his own life, but the hard-hitting storyline hasn't put him off trying something darker as he enters the next stage of his career.

Asked about his dream role, he said: "I keep putting it out there, but "Peaky Blinders". I'm excited for whatever my next job is.

"Any role is challenging, whether it's lighter or darker material. I'll go wherever I need to go.

"So I'm putting it out there to the universe I'd love to be in "Peaky Blinders", you never know! It would be amazing to do a big drama like that."

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Shayne also addressed the impact of Aidan's exit from the soap, and the importance of touching on such serious issues in a way that encourages people to talk about them more openly.

He added to RadioTimes.com: "The reaction has been overwhelming but in such a positive way. People are picking up the phone more to the Samaritans, it's been great how well "Corrie" have handled it.

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"The story continues with David Platt, who admitted he felt suicidal trying to deal with being raped. It's a subject we need people to continue talking."

Shayne's comments come after his former "Corrie" boss Kate Oates recently admitted she would love to team up with him again.

Kate - who is to produce the second series of ITV drama "Bancroft" - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I knew Shayne the way so many people knew Shayne - as a singer. In giving him the story and watching him grow with it I think he can hold his own in any drama.

"I would love to work with Shayne again. Do you think he'll out price me? Have I created a monster?

"Well in a way I'd kinda love that if that was true for him. He's done so brilliantly."

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