This would be heartbreaking.
The storyline for Katie McGlynn’s exit from Coronation Street has reportedly been revealed.
The actress, who has played Sinead Tinker for the last six years, is reported to be leaving the long-running soap.
And while McGlynn’s exit has yet to be officially confirmed by Coronation Street bosses, new reports have revealed the devastating exit storyline in the works for her character.
According to The Sun, Sinead will lose her cancer battle, in what is being called “an unforgettable departure set to leave viewers in tears.”
The Underworld machinist will get the heartbreaking news that all of the treatments she had been undergoing have failed – and she will be given the option to stay at home, or move to a hospice.
A TV insider said:
“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.”
The actress has been rumoured to be exiting the soap for awhile now.
In May, a spokesperson for the soap told Digital Spy:
“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.”
The news of Katie’s possible exit come after a number of her Coronation Street co-stars have announced they are leaving the soap.
Faye Brookes, who plays Kate Connor, announced on Tuesday that she was “off to pastures new” after four years on the soap.
And Tristan Gemmell, who plays Robert Preston, told his fans on April 26 that it was time to “hang up the chef’s gear and head for pastures new.”
Connie Hyde, Kym Marsh and Bhavna Limbachia have all also announced they were leaving the cobbles in 2019.