Coronation Street confirms tragic death of major character
There is heartbreak ahead for Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) on Coronation Street as she receives the devastating news that her cervical cancer has aggressively returned and is terminal.
After finding a lump on her neck on her wedding day to Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) the couple go to hospital the following day where their worst fears are confirmed.
The young mum is told that her cancer has now spread to her lymph nodes and her liver, and she has only months left to live.
Sinead and Daniel will struggle to come to terms with Sinead’s terminal diagnosis in the coming weeks, as Daniel tries to make plans for a future with out his wife and the mother of his son Bertie.
She was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018 after ignoring symptoms, and later delayed her treatment and turned to holistic methods as she feared chemotherapy would harm her unborn child.
However she restarted treatment and began to respond well for a time.
The heartbreaking scenes will air next week as Sinead learns that her cancer is now untreatable.
Meanwhile Katie has already begun filming her final, emotional scenes set to go out in the autumn.
Speaking about what is to come for Sinead and Daniel, she 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.’
Coronation Street has worked with charities Mummy’s Star and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to ensure the storyline is played out accurately and sensitively.
Katie, who is bowing out of the soap, added: ‘I’ve been working with Mummy’s Star, they specialise in helping families and women who’ve been suffering from cancer in or around pregnancy.
‘It’s been really helpful chatting to them, some of the families and the founder Pete Wallroth who’ve been through this in real life.
‘Every story is different, and it’s quite a unique experience battling cancer in pregnancy, Sinead blames herself, so their advice and support has been very gratefully received.’
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