Shayne Ward's sister begs Soap Awards bosses to bend the rules as he missed out on nod because Coronation Street wanted to keep Aidan suicide story under wraps

Emma has taken to Twitter to campaign for the awards show to bend the rules in order for Shayne to get recognition for his acting.

She tweeted: "@Soapawards I think the rules need to be bent a little here…

"Shayne missed out on best actor due to timing and the sensitive storyline being withheld..

"He needs to [be] recognised!

"Do the right thing. #shaynewardAWARD."

She also wrote alongside a picture of them together: "To say I'm proud @shayneTward is the understatement of the century!!

"Your portrayal of depression and suicide was nothing short of heartbreaking and you have saved our lives for sure!

"Love you so much #Corrie #itsoktotalk.

Shayne has played Aidan Connor in the soap since 2015.

Last week, his final scenes aired as his character tragically committed suicide.

But the scenes aired too late in the year for the actor to be considered for a Soap Award, despite his praise from viewers.

As his final scenes aired, Shayne took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the heartbreaking storyline.

He wrote: "Tonight's @itvcorrie Episode is Powerful and full of raw emotion.

"Some Incredible performances from all The cast.!

"Keep Talking Everybody.

"I'm so proud of all your bravery in doing so.

"TALK – YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.

"@theCALMzone @samaritans."

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