Aidan will come to blows with Adam over the affections of Maria in an upcoming episode of Coronation Street.
Corrie fans have already seen Maria turn to Adam after growing frustrated by Aidan’s reluctance to leave his current girlfriend Eva.
But scenes to be shown on Monday 21 December will see Aidan leaping to Maria’s defence after Adam makes a disparaging remark about her.
“Aidan is jealous of Adam,” admits Shayne Ward. “He’s a handsome bugger and he’s turned up throwing his weight around! But it’s good for me as an actor. And it’s a real wake-up call for Aidan because now he’s thinking, ‘Don’t be coming on to my territory with your good hair!”
So does Adam deserve what’s coming to him? “Yes. He says something that doesn’t sit right with Aidan. And Aidan is very protective of Maria – he sees her as part of his family. He’s not trying to be a knight in shining armour. It’s just a natural thing.”
But will the showdown in the Rovers make Aidan realise that his affections lie with Maria rather than Eva?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.