It's been a few months now since Shayne Ward made his exit from Coronation Street - and it seems he's taken the opportunity to try out a brand new look in the meantime.

The 33-year-old posted a picture on his social media, of himself in a brand new film role.

And the star certainly looked different from his role as Aidan Connor – showing off a rugged new beard, some impressive muscles and some rather scary-looking military gear.

Shayne revealed that the look was in aid of his new movie role, sharing that the flick would be hitting screens in 2019.

Fans of the actor were left gobsmacked by his stark transformation, commenting on the photo to say how good Shayne looked.

One said, ‘Omg this doesn’t even look like you’, while another commented on the photo, ‘You look completely, different just goes to show a good actor can look completely different’

A third fan also commented, ‘Wow definitely a change of Corrie! Suits u sir’, and another agreed, ‘Wow you look amazing 😉’

More of Shayne’s followers confessed that they thought his new look was ‘sexy’, with one writing, ‘ooohh, so sexy Shayne,’ – while another said, ‘Ooooooffffftttttt ya still got it 😍😍😍’.

But Shayne isn’t the only one starring in the upcoming project. The actor will actually be sharing the screen with his fiancee, Sophie Austin, in the new flick.

He posted a photo of Sophie in full military gear, revealing it was a ‘dream’ to work on the film with her.

Shayne wrote, ‘What a Dream it was to play across from my fiancée @sophieaustin84 for our up & coming Film 🎥 “Stairs” by @tompatonfilm. Trust me when I say her scenes will blow you away. Well done baby ❤’

Sophie, who starred in an episode Call the Midwife, also re-shared the photo of her hubby on her own social media, praising his work on the film in the caption.

She wrote, ‘My action man ! So lucky to watch you on this journey, you have absolutely knocked this out the park well done ! #willstanton’

Aw – what a cute couple!

The film will mark Shayne’s first project since leaving Corrie all the way back in May. His character, Aidan, was part of a male suicide storyline, which was widely praised by viewers across the UK.