Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn has become the sixth star to come out this year amid a "crisis."
Just a day after Faye Brooks announced she was leaving, word came that Katie would also leave after six years.
His much-loved character Sinead Tinker first walked in April 2013 and immediately became a fan favorite.
This is a major blow to Corrie's bosses because Sinead is currently at the center of many stories.
Most recently, Sinead was free of cancer after deciding to delay treatment to give birth to baby Bertie.
Katie became the sixth member of Corrie's cast to leave this year alone.
This has raised fears that the ITV soap is in the midst of a mass exodus.
The actress became the sixth member of the cast to leave this year, as the crisis of the show deepens.
A source told The Sun: "Katie has just been nominated for a British Soap Award, so it's a big loss and not what the bosses would want to hear.
"It has been instrumental in a series of major plots last year, and it needs to be replaced urgently."
Katie first appeared in Corrie in 2013 – with Sinead arriving in Weatherfield to visit her aunt Beth and cousin Craig.
She quickly fell in love with Chesney Brown and the pair had an on-off relationship for several years.
They hit the rocks in 2017, when Sinead had an affair with Daniel Osbourne, whom she married after a few road incidents in 2018.
The news comes just a day after Faye Brookes became the fifth star to leave Coronation Street in three months,
Taking Twitter yesterday, the actress wrote that she would be leaving the role of Kate Connor to "explore new opportunities."
She tweeted, "Thank you all for your incredible support, but after 4 fabulous years at Weatherfield it's time to explore new opportunities, I loved playing Kate Connor but she needs a break for a while and then with a song in my heart , I go to new pastures. #corrie. "
The actress has appeared in soap since 2015 as Kate Connor, who is best known for her relationship with Rana Habeeb, played by Bhavna Limbachia.
In a statement, Coronation Street said, "Faye is a very talented actress who has put her in the role of Kate Connor for the last three and a half years, we wish her every success for the future.
"It will be on screen until the beginning of autumn and the door will be open."
This comes just a week after actor Tristan Gemmill, who plays Robert Preston, announced he was leaving the cobblestones.
The star also broke the news on Twitter and said he would be making an exit later this year.
In March, actress Connie Hyde, who acted as Sally Webster's sister, Gina Seddon, revealed that she would quit. His last scenes aired earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Kym Marsh announced in February that she would leave the soap after 13 years as Michelle Connor and said she was willing to try something new.
* Coronation Street will air on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at ITV at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
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