Corrie viewers baffled by Sinead’s massive baby bump

Does she have a cushion stashed in her dress?

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Puzzled soap fans have been left wondering just how fast Sinead Tinker’s baby is growing after spotting the pregnant character’s enormous bump in Corrie last night.

Viewers accused scriptwriters of getting their dates jumbled up as they pointed out Sinead – recently diagnosed with cervical cancer – was showing far more than expected.

It is believed the character is yet to reach the end of her first trimester – and that stage is crucial to her and her baby’s chances of survival because of how it affects what kind of chemotherapy treatment she is able undergo.

But according to many of those watching, Sinead – played by Katie McGlynn – looks to be far further along than nine weeks, as per storyline.

Sinead's bump
Sinead clutches at her bump with both hands (Credit: ITV Hub)

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Dozens of fans were left scratching their heads by the baffling sight of the factory worker cradling her protruding belly with both hands in a scene where her and hubby Daniel dropped in to see his father Ken Barlow.

And as she crossed across the room to speak to her unwilling confidant Ken in the kitchen, her changing figure was emphasised all the more as her loose dress and coat clung to her sides.

Several fans complained the soap’s portrayal of Sinead’s rapidly developing pregnancy was “unrealistic” and ‘got the basics wrong’.

And one viewer joked that Sinead would soon be “waddling” at her current rate of blooming.

Sinead’s expanding bump isn’t the first inconsistency fans have leapt on during the course of her emotional storyline.

Last week furious viewers hit out at the distraught character being left to sob by herself as she walked through the corridors of a hospital after her terrible cancer diagnosis as oblivious nurses walked on by.

“No nurse would just walk past without asking or checking if she was okay.. Disappointed for all those caring nurses that watched that episode. Bad call Corrie,” tweeted one fan.

How far gone do you think Sinead looks? (Credit: ITV Hub)

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Nonetheless, actress Katie has received rave reviews for her performances, even though Sinead is tipped to pass away this Christmas.

Speaking about the possibility Sinead could die, Katie recently insisted she wasn’t concerned about anything other than her performance.

She said: “”I was just excited. I thought, whatever the outcome is, it is what it is and I’m just happy to play the role.

“So I’ve been really laid back about it all. Maybe I’m too laid-back!”

But how long can Sinead hide the truth from Daniel? (Credit: ITV)

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