Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward ’embarrassed’ after sex tape leaks online

Ward won the second series of the X Factor back in 2005 before becoming a 'Coronation Street' actor

Former X Factor winner turned Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward has been left ‘hugely embarrassed’ after a sex tape has leaked online.

Ward, who won the second series of X Factor back in 2005 and enjoyed success with singles such as ‘That’s My Goal’, ‘Breathless’ and ‘No Promises’, before becoming an actor playing Aidan Connor on Coronation Street, has been the victim of a leaked sex tape which is said to show the star masturbating. The video has now spread, with GIFs being shared across social media.

Speaking to The Sun, a source told the paper that he was ‘hugely embarrassed’.

“This video is years old. Shayne was single at the time and it happened when he was on tour with War of the Worlds,” they said. “He’s so embarrassed this has happened. The conversation between him and the supposed woman have left him hugely red faced.”

They added: “He can’t believe anyone would do this. He thought it was a private chat and a one-off and only realised he had been catfished after the video emerged today.”

In August, Ward and girlfriend Sophie Austin announced that they were expecting their first child. He was dropped by Simon Cowell’s label Syco, but said there was ‘no bitterness’ between them.