Katie McGlynn Reveals She Joined Hollyoaks After Leaving Coronation Street

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Katie McGlynn has revealed she has joined Hollyoaks – 18 months after leaving Coronation Street.

The actress, 27, left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead Tinker died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline.

In a new interview, Katie revealed that she’s so “excited” to join Hollyoaks and that she’s ready to play a new mom named Becky on the soap.

New job! Katie McGlynn has revealed she’s joined Hollyoaks – 18 months after leaving Coronation Street (still pictured in soap)

Becky, who is said to have an ‘ulterior motive’, is believed to be befriending Diane Hutchinson, played by Alex Fletcher, in the upcoming scenes – which will air on E4 on July 5 before Channel 4 on July 6.

Katie is going all out for her new role and has even dyed her signature blonde locks in brunette to fit her character’s profile.

To talk with The sunKatie said, “When I first read the script, I knew right away that this storyline was important and something I could sink my teeth into.

“I’m so excited that everyone is meeting Becky. I hope the story will have an impact on viewers as it addresses some extremely topical and important issues.

Heartbreaking: 27-year-old actress left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead Tinker died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline (picture in soap still remains)

Heartbreaking: 27-year-old actress left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead Tinker died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline (picture in soap still remains)

“I’m super humbled to keep doing the work I really love and I hope everyone enjoys seeing it all happen on screen as much as I enjoyed filming.”

Katie revealed over the Bank Holiday weekend that she dyed her hair for a “new job,” while she joked on Instagram, “Who said blondes have more fun?”

The actress played Sinead Tinker during her time on Coronation Street, but left the soap in 2019 after a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer.

Earlier this year, Katie admitted she was questioning whether she was “good enough” or “cut out” to act after her departure from the ITV soap.

Wow: Katie is going all out for her new role and even dyed her signature blonde locks in brunette to fit her character's profile (pictured over the weekend)

Before: Katie pictured in April

Wow: Katie is going all out for her new role and even dyed her signature blonde locks in brunette to fit her character’s profile (pictured over the weekend, left and April, right)

She said her decision to leave the soap after six years backfired when her career stalled, but claimed she didn’t regret it.

Reflecting on the drought in job opportunities caused by the pandemic, she told: The sun in February: ‘I put all my energy into the universe expecting great big things, and then things went wrong.

“It’s discouraging, and I’ve been very up and down in the past 12 months.”

Katie took off from the cobblestones after her character, Sinead, died following a battle with cervical cancer in 2019.

Exciting: In a new interview, Katie revealed that she's so

Exciting: In a new interview, Katie revealed that she’s so “excited” to join Hollyoaks and that she’s ready to play a new mom named Becky on the soap

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

She then landed a promising new role in BBC One’s The Syndicate and threw herself into new auditions.

However, with the coronavirus outbreak stalling TV production, Katie admitted she struggled to remain optimistic about her future prospects.

Emotional: The actress played Sinead Tinker during her time on Coronation Street, but left the soap in 2019 after a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer (pictured in picture)

Emotional: The actress played Sinead Tinker during her time on Coronation Street, but left the soap in 2019 after a heartbreaking storyline about cervical cancer (pictured in picture)

She added: “I’m a pretty positive person, I’m someone who tries to bring everyone forward, but I have moments where I think, ‘What am I doing? Why did I choose this career? even good enough? Is it just me? Am I just not suited for this career?”

During the first nationwide lockdown in March 2020, Katie revealed she “secretly enjoyed” sitting at home, spending her time baking banana bread and indulging in new Netflix shows.

But she soon got bored of being stuck indoors and started thinking about her career decisions.

In retrospect, she confirmed that she was leaving Coronation Street at “the worst time”, but on the other hand, she said she “would have regretted not having left more than taking a chance”.

Katie’s scenes on Hollyoaks will air on E4 on 5 July and then Channel 4 on 6 July.

'Crisis of confidence': Earlier this year, Katie admitted she was questioning whether she was 'good enough' or 'cut out' to act after her departure from the ITV soap

‘Crisis of confidence’: Earlier this year, Katie admitted she was questioning whether she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ to act after her departure from the ITV soap

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