Katie McGlynn lands first role playing a single mum after quitting Coronation Street in new Kay Mellor BBC drama – The Sun

KATIE McGlynn has landed her first role after quitting Coronation Street playing a single mum in a new Kay Mellor drama.

The actress, 26, has been head-hunted by the award-winning screenwriter behind television hits Band of Gold, Playing the Field and Fat Friends and is set to star in her new offering for the BBC, titled The Syndicate.

Katie, who waved goodbye to her Cobbles character Sinead Tinker last year, revealed: "I've always wanted to work with her. I was so nervous because I'd only played Sinead for seven years, but Kay was lovely and put me at ease."

The star teased her new character is"rough around the edges" who is scraping to get by, and she can't wait to get stuck into the role when lockdown lifts.

She added to OK! Magazine: "The character is completely different to Sinead, which I love.

"She's a single mum and she hasn't got a lot of money.

"Lockdown happened two days before we were supposed to do the read-through so I haven't met the team yet.

"They're hoping to get things going again in August."

Viewers were in tears when Katie portrayed dying mum Sinead in Corrie after spending six years on the ITV soap.

The tragic storyline has continued with Katie's husband Daniel struggling to take care of their son.

But Katie will do well in the hands of Kay Mellor, who has left her mark on numerous successful TV dramas.

Kay’s legacy has led to her being appointed an OBE in 2009 and becoming a Fellow of the Royal Television Society in 2016.

She was also awarded the Bafta Dennis Potter award in 1997 for Outstanding Writing for Television.

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