Coronation Street actress asked for Sinead to die in heartbreaking cancer plot

Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker will tragically pass away after her battle with cancer in upcoming scenes on the ITV soap.

Actress Katie McGlynn has now revealed she asked for her character to be killed off, after hearing the storyline lined up for her.

Having heard real-life stories of women who have gone through Sinead's situation, and those who have known someone who has, Katie decided she wanted her storyline to reflect this.

Speaking on This Morning on Tuesday, she told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield what led to the devastating decision.

She said: "I was talking to Ian (MacLeod) and Kate (Oates) originally about this story, cos initially I had a meeting with Kate and said I think I might wanna leave.

"I’ve been there for so long and not had that big of a storyline, and I was hitting a point in my life where it's like, 'Do I go, do I stay' and they told me this storyline and I said this is amazing, please do this."

Katie went on: "Then when we were in talks for the ending of it, I was just sat there and I said I want her to die.

"I know it sounds very sadistic but I wanted her to die, that's real life and life isn’t a fairytale and these women are dying.

"So many people are affected by cancer, and the storyline triggers so many emotions for so many people because it's absolutely heartbreaking. So many people are dying from cancer everyday."

Katie confessed her surprise over the amount of messages she's had from viewers who have experienced Sinead's story.

She also confirmed fans were in for heartbreaking scenes having just filmed Sinead's last moments and her tragic death.

Katie said: "I don't really cry as a person usually, and then we were doing one of the penultimate scenes.. we'd done a lot of heartbreaking stuff, and this one scene was Sinead's last dialogue.

"I just sat there and.. cos we have a laugh on set cos you have to have a balance. So we just sat there reading through it and I started crying, I was like 'I'm sorry I can't read this' it's just so sad."

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.

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