Shayne Ward is planning to throw a huge New Year's Eve party.

The 26-year-old singer intends to get all his friends and family together on December 31 and see in 2011 with a huge bash.

He told BANG Showbiz: "Yeah I'm gonna throw a big party. I love to party! Luckily I'm a good drunk. I hug everyone!"

The British pop hunk marked his return to the music scene with an appearance on UK talent show 'The X Factor' - which he won in 2005 - earlier this year and he has revealed he undertook a strenuous exercise regime to get in shape for Simon Cowell's show.

Shayne - whose last LP 'Breathless' was released in November 2007 - said: "It's important to go away, discover yourself and like the new material you come across. It has been a long Journey, but I'm very excited about being back and getting back on stage. "I've been training so hard for this. It's important that I become physically fit again for this new campaign because I'm raring to go. I think I'm a lot better than I've been in the previous years so bring it on."