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Coronation Street's Katie McGlynn asked for Sinead Tinker to be killed off

Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn has revealed she asked soap bosses to kill off her character Sinead Tinker following her heartbreaking cancer diagnosis.

The actress, who denied having a blazing row with Love Island’s Maura Higgins at last night’s TV Choice Awards, explained to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning that she didn’t want to give Sinead a happy ending in order to be true to life.

Katie began: ‘I was talking to Ian [ MacLeod] and Kate [Oates] originally about this story because initially I had a meeting with Kate and said, “I think I might want to leave, I’ve been there for so long and I’ve not had that big of a story.”

‘They told me this storyline and I thought this is amazing, please do this.

‘Then we talked about the ending of it and I was just sat there and I said, “I want her to die.”‘

Katie continued: ‘I know it sounds very sadistic but I wanted her to die because that’s real life and life isn’t a fairytale.

‘Loads of women are dying, so many people are affected by cancer and this storyline triggers so many emotions for so many people because it’s absolutely heartbreaking.’

Coronation Street confirmed Sinead’s death from cervical cancer last week, with the character only recently discovering that her cancer had returned and that she only has a number of months to live.

Spoilers have revealed that in upsetting upcoming scenes, the character decides to arrange a visit with a hospice she’s considering to spend her remaining weeks.

After being shown around, husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) admits that as her husband he wants to care for Sinead at home until the bitter end.

Coronation Street continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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