Katie McGlynn has revealed why she was “really pleased” to be leaving Coronation Street after six years.
The actress recently finished filming her final scenes for the long running soap, as her character Sinead Tinker is set to tragically die in the coming weeks.
The 26-year-old told OK! Magazine how she had gone to Corrie bosses two years ago to tell them she wanted to leave, she hadn’t gotten “a decent story.”
“Then I was told about the cervical cancer storyline,” she said, in reference to how Sinead was tragically diagnosed with cervical cancer soon after finding out she was pregnant.
The actress added that she thought they should “finish with the saddest ending” to Sinead’s storyline, “because life’s not a fairy tale.”
“I’ve been affected by people in my family who had cancer and I wanted to showcase that,” Katie continued. “I think a soap should reflect real life. I’m saddened that I’m leaving, but I want to create awareness.”
She said that she was “so grateful” for the storyline, as it was “like a nice big spring board to jump off rather than leaving in a taxi.”
“If I’m going to go, I want to go with a bang,” she added.
It comes as the actress recently announced her first role after leaving Coronation Street.
Late last month, she announced she would be performing a panto this Christmas season at the Northwich Memorial Court in Cheshire.