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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Coronation Street's Katie McGlynn films her final scenes as Sinead Tinker

Sinead will die in a heartbreaking storyline

Katie McGlynn has filmed her final Coronation Street scenes.

The 26-year-old actress called time on her cobbles career yesterday (September 8) after joining as Sinead Tinker seven years ago, and now she's told her Twitter followers she's looking for a new job.

The end is coming - and it's going to be sad (Credit: ITV)

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She wrote: "Officially finished filming today... anybody hiring actresses around here? 7 years experience on the worlds longest running soap? #actressforhire #lastfilmingday #endofanera (sic)"

Officially finished filming today... anybody hiring actresses around here?

The soap star also added that her departure "was a mutual decision" to kill off her character - who will lose her battle with cancer - and said she wanted to "pursue other opportunities" away from Corrie.

She tweeted: "FYI... I wasn't 'AXED' it was my decision to leave to pursue other opportunities... this outcome was the only way Sinead would ever leave her family & @itvcorrie behind.

"It was a mutual decision. #sineadtinker #corrie (sic)"

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Sinead's exit storyline was unveiled last week, and Katie admitted while she is "sad" to be leaving the show, she hopes her final plot will raise awareness of the importance of cervical cancer screenings and other women's health issues.

She tweeted: "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 @itvcorrie.

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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 @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. 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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"I've honestly enjoyed every single second working alongside a BRILLIANT cast & crew who go above and beyond to make Corrie the amazing show that it is."

She continued in an Instagram post: "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...(sic)"

Sinead and Daniel will get the worst possible news this week (Credit: ITV)

Katie's last scenes are set to air this autumn and her death with leave her family, especially husband Daniel, devastated.

Reports have suggested he will collapse after taking an overdose as he struggles to cope.

Meanwhile, Katie posted to her Instagram stories that now she has finished filming Corrie, she can finally have a fake tan and nails again!

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