Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod says killing Sinead was the ‘right thing’
Coronation Street 's Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) is set to lose her battle with cancer in harrowing scenes.
Coronation Street spoilers have revealed Sinead will pass away after learning her husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) cheated on her with Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon).
The soap is set to air Sinead's slow death over two episodes, lasting an hour and a half in total, as she struggles with the pain while surrounded by her family.
Soap boss Iain MacLeod has revealed why he decided to kill off Sinead, saying at a press day: "When I started Katie and I spoke at length about what the right ending would be.
"Life does sometimes take an unbelievably cruel turn, we both felt that was the most responsible way to end the story rather than, as sometimes happens in soap, people miraculously recover from a terrible illness as if it never happened.
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"Telling the tough version was the right version to tell."
Sinead is also going to film a video monologue for her baby son Bertie, as she realises he won't remember her face as he grows older.
Iain said he wanted to make sure that Sinead's death wasn't quick, as they wanted it to be as realistic as possible.
He continued: "After two and a half years of telling a story it would be remiss of us to gallop through the end.
"I feel like it's something we tend to short circuit on TV.
"As Ken says at one point, we're used to seeing death on TV but usually an array of bad guys being mowed down by Bruce Willis -we are immune to the realities of it and scared of looking at it.
"The right thing to do was to spend a lot of time in that one room and see how it transpires."
As Sinead realises she is going to die, Sinead asks her family to leave and return in the morning, knowing she won't see them again.
She then says a final goodbye to Daniel and passes away quietly as he reads Bertie a story.
Coronation Street continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on ITV.
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