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Coronation Street star Shayne Ward blames the soap for his dad bod

Apparently the canteen is too good to resist!

Corrie star Shayne Ward has blamed starring in the ITV soap for his three-stone weight gain and his dad bod.

Speaking to The Sun the 33-year-old star that playing factory boss Aidan Connor for the past three years has done nothing for his waist line.

Shayne blames the Corrie canteen for his dad bod (Credit: Instagram)

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Shayne said: “I will miss it when I leave but it’s not done favours for the dad bod.

“The canteen has a really great menu but then it also has really naughty food.

“Put it this way — it’s your choice, but then if you eat from the naughty menu you’ve got to make sure you don’t put weight on, which is what happened to me really.”

He went on to add there was fish and chips every Friday and a huge selection of sweet dishes like fudge brownies or rhubarb and apple crumble for dessert.

As Aidan in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

Last September Shayne stripped off for a Loose Women campaign showing off his fuller figure and emphasising that he’s happy with the way he looks.

But he also admitted that abuse from online trolls hurt him more than he let on.

He said: “For guys, if your mate tells you you’ve put on a bit of weight you laugh about it and make it banter.

“But when they’ve left the room you’re left with those comments that can cut like a knife.”

Shayne, who is bowing out of Corrie later this year, is happily engaged to former Hollyoaks star Sophie Austin and the pair share a daughter, Willow May.

He added that he has no current plans to hit the gym to get his famous gym-honed body back.

Shayne with daughter Willow May (Credit: Instagram)

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He said he is happy with his dad bod and is ok with being cuddly for his daughter.

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Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm