KATIE McGlynn has departed Coronation Street after her character of six years, Sinead Tinker, was killed off.
Here’s everything you need to know about the actress and soap favourite.
What is Katie McGlynn doing after Coronation Street?
This Christmas the Rochdale-born star will appear in a panto in Northwich, plating Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.
Of her new role, she said: “I’ve had lots of meetings and auditions for all sorts of stuff, but it’s just choosing or if i can get what I want kind of thing.
“I don’t know as of yet, I kind of want to get over this first.”
Speaking at a press screening for Sinead’s final Corrie scenes in early October 2019, she continued: “I’m going to be doing Tinkerbell at a pantomime in Northwich.
“I’m doing that for a bit of light relief and then we’ll have to see what happens.”
At the age of 19, in March 2013, Katie joined the ITV soap to play new character Sinead Tinker.
Sinead began a romance with Chesney Brown, who bosses at the time envisioned as the new Stan and Hilda Ogden.
She then started dating Ken Barlow’s son Daniel Osbourne, and a harrowing plot in 2017 saw Ken force her to abort the child.
In 2018 she faced another dark storyline in which she was diagnosed with cervical cancer while pregnant.
Why did Katie McGlynn leave Coronation Street?
On May 1, 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed how Katie has left the soap just one day after co-star Faye Brookes announced her departure.
Katie will need replacing urgently after being central to a number of key storylines in 2019.
The actress has become the sixth cast member to leave this year as the shows crisis deepens.
A source told The Sun: Katie has just been nominated for a British Soap Award so its a big loss and not what bosses would have wanted to hear.
Shes been central to a number of key storylines this last year or so and will need replacing urgently.
The soap star, who first joined the cast of Coronation Street in 2013, wrapped up filming in September.
She revealed the reasons behind her decision to quit the show during an interview on This Morning.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she said: “I had a meeting with Kate [Oates] and said, ‘I think I might want to leave, Ive been there for so long and Ive not had that big of a story’ she said.
They told me this storyline and I thought this is amazing, please do this. I know it sounds very sadistic but I wanted her to die because thats real life and life isnt a fairytale.”
She added: “Loads of women are dying, so many people are affected by cancer and this storyline triggers so many emotions for so many people because its absolutely heartbreaking.”
What has Katie McGlynn said about Sinead Tinker’s cancer storyline?
The blonde beauty revealed she was grieving after watching the death of her character.
Speaking on Loose Women on Monday, October 21, she said: “I kind of underestimated the effect it’s had on my mental health. I’ve only just noticed it.
“Walking away from filming and watching it on Monday, that part of me was grieving Sinead and it’s bizarre, but I’ve started doing like a fitness thing to safeguard myself and that’s helping me.”
She added: I sound silly saying it but I believe Sinead is real. I played her for six-and-a-half years. Me and Corrie created this character and I feel like shes my friend.”
Who is Katie McGlynn?
Katie is an actress from Littleborough in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
After beginning drama school at the age of ten, she studied Drama, English and Media Studies at A-level.
She bagged roles in BBC drama Moving On as well as minor parts in The Well, Paradox and Leonardo.
But her breakthrough role was in BBC school-set soap Waterloo Road in which she played Jodi “Scout” Allen.
She left after series eight in July 2013.
How old is Katie McGlynn?
The TV star is 26-years-old and was born on July 16, 1993 to Trevor and Ruth McGlynn.
She is the younger sister of triplet brothers Daniel, Michael and Trevor.
For her 26th birthday, a pal of hers organised a surprise birthday for her including two huge inflatable balloons with the number two and six.
Celebrating the special day with her were her Coronation Street co-stars Rob Mallard, Alexandra Mardell and Daniel Brocklebank.