CORONATION Street’s Katie McGylnn says Sinead Tinker’s tragic cancer line has given her a lust for life.
The 26-year-old actress has filmed her final scenes as new mum Sinead, but said she’ll leave the ITV soap with renewed ardour.
Wednesday’s double-bill showed Sinead and her new husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) receive the bad news from doctors that Sinead has terminal cervical cancer.
Speaking about the storyline, Katie told Daily Star: “It has made me realise that time is precious.
“You can’t take any minute for granted because you never know what’s around the corner.
“A plot like this gets instilled in your brain and makes you grateful to be here.”
Sinead found the lump on her wedding day before doctors confirmed she had just months to live.
Katie told Philip Schofield and Holly Willougby on This Morning that she sobbed through her last scenes.
She said: “It’s heartbreaking, but it’s real life. When we were doing scenes that day, I thought that I can’t imagine this happening to me.
“Deep down [Sinead] knows [about her cancer], but she makes sure she enjoys her wedding, she’s so brave.”
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Also, the actress said she told bosses she wanted her to die: “I was talking to [Corrie bosses] Iain [MacLeod] and Kate [Oates] about this story.
“I told them that I think I might want to leave due to not having a big storyline, but when I was given this, I told her that I want her to die as life isn’t a fairytale.”
Spoiler photos show Daniel considering suicide after Sinead’s death, as he struggles with grief and the prospect of raising their child, Bertie, by himself.
He walks to the edge of the canal, before slumping into beer kegs with a bottle of whisky. Daniel looks at a baby’s dummy before passing out.
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