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Monday 20th January 2020

Coronation Street SPOILER: Sinead's death will have devastating effect on Roy Cropper

There'll be tears aplenty

The death of Sinead Tinker will leave the residents of Coronation Street in an intense state of mourning.

Husband Daniel Osbourne will reportedly turn to alcohol to drown his sorrows, as he faces a future without his wife.

Sinead is told she has only three or four months to live (Credit: ITV)

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But it won't just be her immediate family who are in bits by her terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent death.

While the whole of the Street will be floored when she dies, The Sun reports that Roy Cropper will also suffer unsettling flashbacks to his own heartbreaking ordeal at the hands of the killer disease.

Viewers know that Roy's beloved wife Hayley died after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

Roy and Hayley said their goodbyes before Hayley took her own life (Credit: ITV)

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At first, the fan favourite was told she had stage two cancer and Hayley endured months of treatment and chemotherapy, before having an operation to remove the tumour.

However, in gut-wrenching scenes after the op, she was told the cancer was terminal and given approximately six months to live.

Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK.

After weeks of living with pain, Hayley decided she wanted to take her own life rather than let the cancer spread all over her body.

Roy and Hayley remain one of the Street's biggest love stories (Credit: ITV)

On January 20 in 2014, after spending her last Christmas with Roy and ironing his best shirt for her funeral (sob!), Hayley drank a lethal cocktail and died in Roy's arms.

Cafe owner Roy has never been the same again, and Sinead's ordeal will only remind him of what Hayley went through.

Viewers will see Roy greatly affected by Sinead's tragedy as it brings back memories of saying goodbye to his wife.

Next week, Sinead discovers a lump on her neck on her wedding day to Daniel Osbourne (September 9).

Sinead and Daniel get married, but the day is bittersweet (Credit: ITV)

The terrified couple will go to the hospital the following day, where they are given the horrific news her cancer has returned and it has spread to her lymph nodes and liver.

She is then told she only has three or four months to live.

Speaking about the scenes to air next week, Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead, 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."

Sinead put off having chemo to protect her unborn baby (Credit: ITV)

The ITV soap has been working closely with charities Mummy's Star and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust on the storyline to make sure it is told correctly.

Pete Wallroth CEO of Mummy's Star founded the charity when his wife died shortly after the birth of their daughter.

He said: "Cancer in pregnancy is a subject that few understand and even less realise happens to two women a day in the UK, so to have been asked by the Coronation Street team to work with them in advising on the storyline over the last 12 months with Rob and Katie has been both a pleasure and a wonderful opportunity.

"They have listened to first hand accounts from women, asked for so much advice and this has been reflected so professionally and realistically on screen through their portrayal of Sinead and Daniel's harrowing experiences.

"We know this has helped reach new audiences in terms of awareness and we are very thankful to the whole team at Coronation Street for giving the subject this platform and in doing so, indirectly helping more families."

Sinead hoped she was free of cancer (Credit: ITV)

Rebecca Shoosmith, head of support services at Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said: "Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK and if caught early it is a very treatable cancer so it is fantastic that the programme has been able to raise awareness of the disease.

"Sadly Sinead has an advanced diagnosis. We have been working very closely with Coronation Street on this incredibly moving and poignant storyline over the last year to ensure it is portrayed as accurately and sensitively as possible."

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