Katie McGlynn looks set to leave Coronation Street, according to reports.
The 25-year-old actress – who was this week nominated in the Best Female Dramatic Performance category for the upcoming British Soap Awards – has portrayed Sinead Tinker on the cobbles since 2013, but she is reportedly set to bow out of the role later this year.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Katie has just been nominated for a British Soap Award so it’s a big loss and not what bosses would have wanted to hear.”
But Corrie insist the former Waterloo Road star is “fully committed” to playing out the rest of her character’s cervical cancer storyline, and says the plot “still has a long way to go”.
A spokesperson said: “Katie is fully committed to playing out the extremely important storyline she is currently portraying on screen.
“This story still has a long way to go. Any speculation threatens to undermine the storyline for viewers.”
In January, Katie admitted her Coronation Street future was “up in the air”.
She said at the time: “I’m contracted well into this year but it is up in the air. Although I have to wait and see what happens, I quite like not knowing.
“With the nature of my storyline, I guess it’s 50/50. Either way I’d be happy, though.”
The reports come just hours after Faye Brookes confirmed she will be leaving her Corrie role of Kate Connor following “four fabulous years” in Weatherfield.
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after 4 fabulous years in Weatherfield it's time for me to explore new opportunities, I've loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I'm off to pastures new. #kana #corrie♥️
— Faye Brookes (@Faye_Brookes) April 30, 2019
She tweeted: “Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after 4 fabulous years in Weatherfield it’s time for me to explore new opportunities, I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I’m off to pastures new. (sic)”
Faye’s decision comes just two months after her on-screen fiancée Rana Habeeb, played by Bhavna Limbachia, was killed off.
But Bhavna later admitted it was her decision to have her Corrie character meet her maker.
Earlier this year, Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, announced she was leaving the soap after 13 years, and just last week Tristan Gemmill, aka Robert Preston, revealed he was heading off for pastures new.
And Connie Hyde, who played Sally Metcalfe’s sister Gina Seddon, also departed the soap last month.
A source at Coronation Street has denied the show is in crisis, explaining: “The very nature of a long running serial drama is that actors come and go all the time.
“Producers have recently introduced the four new members of the Bailey family and Gemma’s brother Paul.”
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