CORONATION Street is gearing up for one of its saddest storylines this year as, next week, Sinead Tinker will discover her cancer is back.
As she prepares to make her wedding to boyfriend Daniel Osbourne legal, Corrie’s Sinead’s aunt Beth discovers a lump in the bear-oil maker’s neck.
Later in the week, Sinead and Daniel will be dealt a devastating blow when her oncologist tells them that the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes and liver.
The newly-weds are left absolutely bereft when they hear she only has three to four months to live.
Actress Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead in the ITV soap, recently spoke out about the heart-breaking storyline which will leave Daniel a widower, and their young son Bertie without his mum.
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 @mummys.star.
“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.
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“Sinead Tinker might be leaving Coronation Street, but I’ll carry a piece of her quirkiness with me forever #Corrie #SineadTinker #CancerandPregnancy #CervicalCancer.”
Sinead was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year just after discovering she was pregnant.
She decided not to have chemotherapy, instead turning to alternative medicines.
But she was left terrified when, after giving birth to Bertie, she was told her cancer had spread.
Sinead went through an intensive course of chemo and looked like she was cancer free following a check up scan just a few months ago.