In 1980, the Dobsons were moved to As the World Turns, and were replaced by Douglas Marland.Marland had written for such veteran soap writers as Agnes Nixon and Irna Phillips (the creator of The Guiding Light) and had written on his own, as well as acted on As the World Turns in the early 1970s.‘Since Maria instigated the affair again, now I don’t have any sympathy for Aidan, because he made that choice to cheat again, so he doesn’t know what to do now.‘But the pressure is on now, because he should finish it with Eva.’ On Corrie fans taking the storyline very seriously, Shayne said: ‘I was at a polo event just recently in Wales and I walked into the bar to get a drink and got a lot of things shouted at me.The 32-year-old X Factor winner also opened up about how little sympathy he has for his Coronation Street character Aidan who has found himself in a rather awkward love triangle.Shayne said: ‘At first he [Aidan] was confused, because he did fall in love with two women who both had great qualities.Former Hollyoaks actress Sophie opted for an eye-catching red dress with a single shoulder pad that emphasised her ample cleavage.
Chatting to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, the actor and singer dropped a bit of a bombshell, telling the pair that Sophie is joining the next series of Call the Midwife. He said: ‘Now actually Sophie’s just starting a new job, and she’s probably going to kill me for saying this, but I have to say it because I’m excited for you, but she’s just started Call the Midwife. Shayne let the news slip as he opened up about becoming a father for the first time to daughter Willow. She’s at the rapid-rolling stage at the moment…I just love her so much, I was always meant to be a dad, with Sophie, and we’ve created Willow. Sophie’s such an incredible mum, and I’m always working.
They welcomed a baby daughter named Willow into the world last December.
And Shayne Ward, 32, and Sophie Austin, 33, looked the picture perfect couple as they posed together at the British Soap Awards at Spinningfields in Manchester on Saturday night.
The new mum matched her lipstick to her statement coat and carried a YSL clutch for extra style points.
The couple, who have been keeping a low profile since the birth, looked the picture of happiness on their night out.