She has filmed her final emotional scenes as Sinead Tinker on Coronation Street, and this weekend it was party time for actress Katie McGlynn as she held her leaving bash with cast and crew in Manchester.
Rochdale actress Katie was joined by a host of her Corrie pals who bid her a fond farewell at a fun-filled party held at city celebhaunt Mahiki bar on Central Street.
Katie was in glamorous form for the occasion, wearing a pink pvc minidress teamed with perspex heels and fluffy handbag as she headed to the tiki-themed bar.
And once inside, guests got to have fun with a host of Sinead Tinker facemasks and Sinead cupcakes among the treats to commemorate her departure from the ITV soap after six years.
Corrie stars joining her on Friday night included her soap loves – Rob Mallard who plays Sinead’s husband Daniel Osbourne, Sam Aston who plays Sinead’s ex Chesney Brown – and her soap family Lisa George who plays Beth Tinker and Jennie McAlpine, the show’s Fiz Stape.
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Also joining the japes were soap sisters Georgia Taylor and Jane Danson (Corrie‘s Toyah and Leanne Battersby), Daniel Brocklebank (Billy Mayhew), Alexandra Mardell (Emma Brooker) and soap newcomers Nathan Graham (James Bailey) and Lottie Henshall (Jade).
Actor Rob gave an emotional speech about Katie’s departure at the bash, and she was presented with a special artwork celebrating her character that was signed by all of her Corrie friends. There was also a video highlights package showing Sinead’s best bits of her six years on the soap.
Katie, 26, thanked her pals for joining her, and joked that it was the biggest party she’d ever had since a McDonald’s party when she was just 5 years old!
And a Sinead floral wreath was even put on display – with Katie and her soap pal Antony Cotton showing their best sad faces as they reflected on Sinead’s upcoming exit.
The leaving bash at the recently relaunched Maliki bar was organised by Katie’s best friend, Weird PR’s Lee Bennett.
Katie’s Corrie departure comes after an emotional 12 months of storylines as Sinead – who was diagnosed with cervical cancer while pregnant, and she was seen temporarily delaying her treatment for fear of the effect on her unborn child. She went on to give birth to baby boy Bertie and continued with her cancer treatment.
But in heartbreaking scenes aired last month, Sinead learned that the cancer is back – and has spread to her lymph nodes and liver.
Sinead’s final scenes will be aired in the autumn, with Corrie bosses working closely with the charity Mummy’s Star which supports women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy.