Katie McGlynn’s Corrie character ‘to lose cancer battle’

Katie McGlynn’s Corrie character ‘to lose cancer battle’

Katie McGlynn’s ‘Coronation Street’ character is set to lose her cancer battle.
The 25-year-old star’s alter-ego Sinead Tinker has been battling cervical cancer for months, and the horrific disease is expected to take her character’s life in emotional scenes as the star departs the ITV soap.
A TV insider told The Sun newspaper: "From her two rocky relationships to the mini-bus crash, she’s been in some of Corrie’s most captivating storylines.
"And producers will be sad to see Katie leave the soap, but she will make an unforgettable departure which is set to leave viewers in tears."
Things appeared to be looking up for Sinead – who initially snubbed treatment to have her and husband Daniel Osbourne’s (Rob Mallard) son Bertie – after she eventually underwent some aggressive chemotherapy, but it doesn’t look likely to keep the cancer at bay.
In May, it was reported that Katie would be leaving the ITV soap, but ‘Corrie’ said at the time that the former ‘Waterloo Road’ star was "fully committed" to playing out the rest of her character’s cervical cancer storyline, and said the plot "still has a long way to go".
A spokesperson said: "Katie is fully committed to playing out the extremely important storyline she is currently portraying on screen.
"This story still has a long way to go. Any speculation threatens to undermine the storyline for viewers."
Katie admitted in January that her ‘Coronation Street’ future was "up in the air".
She said at the time: "I’m contracted well into this year but it is up in the air. Although I have to wait and see what happens, I quite like not knowing.
"With the nature of my storyline, I guess it’s 50/50. Either way I’d be happy, though."