Fans are preparing to say goodbye to Sinead Tinker for good (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street cast members said an emotional goodbye to Katie McGlynn after the actress filmed her final scenes as Sinead Tinker for the soap.

Fans have watched on as Sinead battled with cervical cancer before receiving the devastating news that she has just months left to live, as the cancer had aggressively returned and spread.

It was confirmed recently by the show that the cancer plotline would end in Sineads death and viewers are expecting her emotional final scenes to air next month.

But why is actress Katie McGlynn leaving Coronation Street?

Why is Sinead Tinker leaving Coronation Street?

Katie has been on Corrie for six years, since first appearing in 2013.

Shes a popular character on the show and some fans questioned whether the actress was leaving against her will, but Katie was quick to clarify the real and important reason that her character is saying goodbye to the cobbles for good.


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The 26-year-old actress revealed to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning that she didnt want to give Sinead a happy ending, in order to be true to life and highlight the plight of the women and their families who are affected by cervical cancer every day.

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.

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.

Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) hugs Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) in Coronation Street
Daniel gets upset as Sinead decides shes only going to try one more round of chemo (Picture: ITV)

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