New Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has teased Sinead Tinker could SURVIVE her battle with cervical cancer.
The soap’s new producer told journalists the fate of Underworld’s much-loved but stricken machinist is yet to be decided.
But he admitted the heart-wrenchingly emotional scenes featuring the storyline’s main performers Katie McGlynn and Rob Mallard could sway his own position on whether pregnant Sinead makes it.
Iain, who moved to Corrie after being in charge at Emmerdale, told Metro the soap’s writing team had yet to script an ending for the tragic plot.
“It’s a really long running story and genuinely haven’t decided what we are doing with the ending,” he said.
“Certainly, the longer it goes on the harder it becomes to kill Sinead because she and Rob have been so good in it – they’re almost acting their way off the butcher’s block.”
Iain also indicated writers had yet to settle on the long term development of the storyline – and again hinted the star’s partnership might be too good to break up.
He said: “I have an open mind about it. There’s a beautiful story to tell with an optimistic ending but equally, a very truthful story to tell where it doesn’t work out.
“As to which is the right one, I’ll get more of a sense at the next writers’ conference.
“If anyone were acting their way onto a long term tenure on the show it would be Katie and Rob.”
Viewers have hailed both Katie and Rob for their raw performances as devastated Sinead struggles with her cancer treatment.
Her ordeal is set to continue over Christmas as she’s left in tears at the festive family dinner after overhearing husband Daniel confiding in Peter that he’s worried she’s going to die.
– Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV
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