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Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn reveals new get fit challenge after filming final scenes on the soap

Her alter ego will pass away in the coming months

It's been a gruelling few months on Coronation Street for Katie McGlynn as she films Sinead's final scenes on the cobbles.

And now she's said goodbye to tragic Sinead, she has vowed to take on a new challenge: getting fit.

Posting to her Instagram, the actress revealed she hasn't been feeling herself recently and is determined to get back on track following a "busy year".

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First week of my Body Transformation at @up_north_pt ✅ After a busy year of filming, my fitness has really taken a backseat and I don’t feel 100% myself so I’ve decided it’s time to hit the reset button! 👊🏼 Over the next few months I’m challenging both my mind and body - solely focusing on my training and nutrition. I’ve trained at U.P. for years and completely fell in love with it, so I’m really excited to get stuck in again... but now under the watchful eye of @oliviadevall 👀 I have definitely felt it this week 😩. It’s been really tough and i’ve noticed i’m not as strong as usual, but I am SO ready for this...bring it on! 💪🏼 #bodytransformation #fitness #nocakeforkatie

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Sharing a picture of her training, Katie added: "After a busy year of filming, my fitness has really taken a backseat and I don't feel 100 per cent myself so I've decided it's time to hit the reset button!

"Over the next few months I'm challenging both my mind and body - solely focusing on my training and nutrition."

She went on to add that she's "really excited" to get going and that she's "definitely felt it this week".

Over the next few months I'm challenging both my mind and body.

"It's been really tough and I've noticed I'm not as strong as usual, but I am SO ready for this...bring it on!"

Fans immediately got behind her, with one saying: "Well done, the hardest part is getting started."

A second said: "Go Katie, you'll smash it!"

"Amazing, best of luck, Katie," said one more.

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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 & 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

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Katie announced she was leaving Corrie earlier this month after the soap confirmed Sinead's cancer would return and it would be terminal.

She filmed her final scenes at the start of September and tweeted to her fans to let them know it had been her decision to leave Sinead - and the cobbles - behind.

Sinead first found out she had cervical cancer last year weeks after finding out she was pregnant with baby Bertie.

Despite the doctors advising she terminate the pregnancy, she made the decision to delay treatment in order to save Bertie's life.

He was born in January of this year, and Sinead immediately started aggressive treatment.

Sinead found out about her cancer last October (Credit: ITV)

scan in July revealed the tumour had shrunk and there was no evidence of it spreading, but Sinead has always been fearful the disease would claim her life in the end.

And that's what will happen after she discovered a lump on her wedding day to Daniel Osbourne.

The ceremony went ahead, but she received the news the next day that her cancer had returned and she only had four months left to live.

Daniel struggled to hold it together after Sinead's news (Credit: ITV)

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She has started chemotherapy to keep the disease at bay, but with it making her too ill to spend her last days with her family, is set to stop having treatment. 

It's been reported Daniel will turn to alcohol in the wake of her death, even contemplating taking his own life.

It's also been said he won't attend the funeral as he can't bear to say goodbye to his wife.

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