|Occupation||Co-proprietor of Underworld|
|Residence||18a Victoria Street|
|Sibling(s)|| Carla Connor (half-sister) |
|First appearance||21st August 2015|
|Duration||2015 to present|
|Number of appearances||337 (as of Episode 9404)|
|Played by||Shayne Ward|
1980s-2015: Childhood losses and joining the family business
In his youth Aidan and his sister Kate were brought up alongside their distant cousins Michelle, Liam and Paul Connor as well as a local girl, Carla Donovan and her half-brother Rob. Unbeknown to most, before Aidan and Kate's birth their father, Johnny, had been involved in a one-night stand with a woman named Sharon behind his wife's back. During the one night stand the pair conceived a child together and an agreement was made to ensure that nobody discovered the truth.
Sharon became obsessed with Johnny however and allowed both of her children to become associated with the Connor clan. Eventually in December 1993, Sharon couldn't take being rejected by Johnny any longer and revealed the truth of the affair to his wife, Louisa. Horrified, Louisa ran in front of oncoming traffic (which Johnny was unable to prevent due to vision problems) and passed away from her injuries. Both Aidan and Kate were left traumatized following their mother's passing and so Johnny struck up another agreement with Sharon to keep her quiet about their fling to ensure that his children didn't grow to resent him.
Due to the fact that Sharon's daughter Carla had grown close to Paul Connor, whom she'd later go on to marry, Johnny decided that it was too risky to stay around and departed with both his children. Sharon later passed away in June 2011 however she had revealed the truth to her second child Rob before her death.
In August 2015, Aidan arrived in Weatherfield at the request of Nick Tilsley to help Carla out at Underworld after she was going through financial difficulties as a result of her reckless gambling. Aidan bought a 40% of the business and later moved into the Rovers with Michelle and her husband Steve McDonald. In September, Aidan received messages from his father telling him he knew that Aidan had secretly used his money to buy shares in the factory without asking him first. Johnny, along with Kate, burst into the factory to expose Aidan's theft but were eventually persuaded to remain at the factory.
2015-2016: Dealing with his father's lies
Later that year, in December 2015, Carla's half-brother began trying to cause trouble for the Connors from behind bars (after having been locked up for the murder of Tina McIntyre). Rob attempted to blackmail Johnny telling him that he knew that he was Carla's real father. Johnny paid Rob £10,000 to keep quiet but this was not enough and Rob continued to blackmail him, knowing there was no way to win with Rob. Johnny revealed the truth to Carla himself who then in turn told Kate and Aidan.
First and last lines
"Well I've had warmer welcomes!" (First line, to Carla Connor).