Coronation Street's Katie McGlynn reveals her sadness to leave the soap after 7 years

CORONATION Street's Katie McGlynn has revealed her sadness about leaving the soap after seven years.

Her character Sinead Tinker will die after being given the tragic news her cancer has returned and is terminal.

She thought she had beaten the disease, but will find a lump in her neck on her wedding day to Daniel Osbourne.

Posting a sweet message to fans on Instagram, Katie said: "After nearly 7 wonderful years playing Sinead Tinker, my time on the cobbles is coming to an end.

"I feel so privileged & honoured to have been a part of @coronationstreet.

"I’ve honestly enjoyed every single second working alongside a BRILLIANT cast and crew who go above and beyond to make Corrie the amazing show that it is.

"I’m going to miss everyone so much. I’m sad to be leaving Sinead behind, but I felt the time was right for me to spread my wings and pursue other opportunities.

"As a team we felt Sinead’s ending on the show should highlight the importance of cervical cancer screenings – and that women NEED to go for their smear tests.

"Also, to highlight the issues women face when affected by cancer in or around pregnancy

"Everyone has been working so hard on this storyline and I just hope I do Sinead, the show and the thousands of women out their who have been in Sinead’s position, justice.

"Sinead Tinker might be leaving Coronation Street, but I’ll carry a piece of her quirkinesses with me forever #Corrie #SineadTinker #CancerandPregnancy #CervicalCancer."

Coronation Street have worked closely with charities Mummy’s Star and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on this storyline to ensure accuracy.

Katie found talking to experts who specialise in working with families and women who’ve been suffering from cancer in or around pregnancy helpful to her role.

Talking about the moment Sinead finds out she's terminally ill, Katie said: "Daniel and Sinead are just broken, we just tried to play it with as much realism as we could, they’re both in disbelief.

"Sinead doesn’t understand she just wants to be a mum to Bertie, she wants to know how long she’s got left.

"They’re both completely devastated and in shock and all the emotion just comes pouring out."

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