Coronation Streets Katie McGlynn confirms first acting role since leaving the soap

Katie will be taking on the role of a different kind of Tinker as of December (Picture: Rex Features)

Katie McGlynns leaving Sinead Tinker behind in favour of Tinker Bell as she confirms her first post-Corrie role will be in panto.

The Coronation Street star, 26, will be leaving the soap shortly as her character loses her battle with cervical cancer in emotional scenes which are yet to air.

However, after the cobbles Katie will be treading the boards as she has announced she will be spending the holidays starring in Peter Pan at the Northwich Memorial Court in Cheshire.

AB Productions announced the news today, revealing: We are delighted to announce that Coronation Streets @KatiexMcGlynn goes from Sinead Tinker to Tinker Bell as she joins the cast of Peter Pan at Northwich Memorial Court this Christmas.

She replied: Sooo excited to be Tink.

The production will run from 8 December 2019 until 3 January 2020 as she plays the tiny blomde fairy in the iconic green dress across the Christmas period.

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However, before all that Christmas joy, Katie still has a few more emotional weeks on Coronation Street, and she revealed that fans have thanked her for taking on the heartbreaking storyline.

Sooo excited to be Tink 🧚🏻‍♀️💚 https://t.co/M1VzW8nFiL

— Katie McGlynn (@KatiexMcGlynn) September 27, 2019

Katie told DigitalSpy: It was weird because I filmed on a Sunday so not many people were in. People were crying and saying they would miss me.

Coronation Street Sinead Tinker
Sinead Tinkers cancer battle has been leaving viewers in tears (Picture: Rex Features)

You dont really realise the impact that it has in the outside world. When I heard about the story, I jumped at the chance.

So far, I have had so many messages from young women who have gone for their smears because of what theyve seen on screen and theyve found pre-cancerous cells which is really saving someones life.

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Im not saying I am superwoman but its really humbling to hear something like that.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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