Katie McGlynn of Coronation Street says men expect her to be ‘Sinead Tinker’

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Katie McGlynn has said that men expect her to be her late Coronation Street character Sinead Tinker and are “ surprised ” when they realize she’s different.

The 27-year-old soap star left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking story about cervical cancer.

But despite being off the cobbles for over a year, Katie admitted that it affected her dating life as people tend to contact her because of her Corrie fame.

Sinead, who?  Katie McGlynn has said men expect her late Coronation Street character to be Sinead Tinker and are 'surprised' when they realize she's different

Sinead, who? Katie McGlynn has said men expect her late Coronation Street character to be Sinead Tinker and are ‘surprised’ when they realize she’s different

To talk with The sun, Katie insisted that she didn’t want to join any of the online apps because it “ doesn’t feel natural ” to her after using them briefly in the past.

She told the publication, ‘I can’t tell if I like someone through a screen, and a lot of people who would contact me would because I was on Corrie.

Most of them would expect Sinead Tinker and not me, Katie McGlynn. They will be surprised to learn that we are not the same people. I mean, I live to begin. ‘

Katie thought further about the past year as just weeks after she left Coronation Street, the coronavirus pandemic started when the TV industry had to delay, slow down and shut down production during the initial lockdown.

Heartbreaking: The 27-year-old soap star left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer (still pictured in soap)

Heartbreaking: The 27-year-old soap star left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer (still pictured in soap)

Heartbreaking: The 27-year-old soap star left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer (still pictured in soap)

The soap star said, “Since I haven’t been terribly busy, you question the other parts of your life. And you’re like, “Well, I haven’t found Mr. Right yet. But we’re in a pandemic, so I can’t.”

Katie admitted it would be ‘okay’ if her dating life were complete, but she’s not ‘desperate’ and knows it will happen, adding that she’d rather be alone than with someone who’s ‘wrong’.

It comes after the actress reportedly revealed that she’s ‘looking for love’ and that she hasn’t found the ‘right person’ yet.

The actress is making her TV return on BBC’s The Syndicate as Georgina after she left Coronation Street in 2019.

Dating woes!  But despite being off the cobbles for over a year, Katie admitted it affected her dating life as people tend to contact her because of her Corrie fame.

Dating woes!  But despite being off the cobbles for over a year, Katie admitted it affected her dating life as people tend to contact her because of her Corrie fame.

Dating woes! But despite being off the cobbles for over a year, Katie admitted it affected her dating life as people tend to contact her because of her Corrie fame.

According to the Mirror, Katie participated in a Q&A with fans on her Instagram, where she revealed that she was ‘10,000% single ‘and that she doesn’t trust dating apps.

The publication claims the actress admitted to being a ‘simple girl’ when it comes to dating and enjoys quiet walks and picnics.

Katie is said to have written: ‘I haven’t found the right person. And I don’t see the point in wasting time on the wrong one. ‘

The actress will join former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and Neil Morrissey in the fourth season of The Syndicate, which aired last week.

TV Return: The actress is making her TV return on BBC's The Syndicate as Georgina after leaving Coronation Street in 2019 (still pictured in Coronation Street)

TV Return: The actress is making her TV return on BBC's The Syndicate as Georgina after leaving Coronation Street in 2019 (still pictured in Coronation Street)

TV Return: The actress is making her TV return on BBC’s The Syndicate as Georgina after leaving Coronation Street in 2019 (still pictured in Coronation Street)

She played Sinead Tinker during her time on the cobblestones, but left the soap in 2019 after a heartbreaking story about cervical cancer.

Last month, Katie admitted wondering if she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ for acting after leaving Coronation Street.

She said her decision to leave the soap after six years was ‘backfired’ when her career came to a halt, but claimed she does not regret leaving.

Reflecting on the current employment drought as a result of the pandemic, she said The sun on Sunday: ‘I put all my energy into the universe, expected amazing things, and then it all failed.

'Crisis of confidence': Last month, Katie admitted wondering if she was 'good enough' or 'cut out' for acting after leaving Coronation Street

'Crisis of confidence': Last month, Katie admitted wondering if she was 'good enough' or 'cut out' for acting after leaving Coronation Street

‘Crisis of confidence’: Last month, Katie admitted wondering if she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ for acting after leaving Coronation Street

“It’s daunting, and I’ve been up and down a lot over the last 12 months.”

Katie left the cobbles after her character, Sinead, died following a battle with cervical cancer in 2019.

Her heartbreaking final scenes aired in October, with fans left in tears when Sinead died, leaving husband Daniel devastated.

She went on to land a promising new role in The Syndicate on BBC One and threw herself into new auditions.

But with TV production stagnating due to the coronavirus outbreak, Katie admitted that she has struggled to remain optimistic about her future outlook.

She added: ‘I’m quite a positive person, I’m someone who tries to educate everyone, but I have times when I thought,’ What am I doing? Why did I choose this career? Am I good enough at all? Is it me? Am I just not suitable for this career? ”

During the first nationwide lockdown in March last year, Katie revealed that she ‘secretly enjoyed’ being stuck at home, spending her time baking banana bread and indulging in new Netflix shows.

But she soon became bored because she was trapped indoors and started to think about her career decisions.

In retrospect, she confirmed that she left Coronation Street at ‘the worst time’, but on the other hand said she would have ‘regretted not leaving more than taking a gamble’.

Fair: She said her decision to leave the soap after six years was 'botched' when her career came to a halt, but claimed she doesn't regret leaving

Fair: She said her decision to leave the soap after six years was 'botched' when her career came to a halt, but claimed she doesn't regret leaving

Fair: She said her decision to leave the soap after six years was ‘botched’ when her career came to a halt, but claimed she doesn’t regret leaving