Coronation Street SPOILER: First look at Katie McGlynn's heartbreaking final scenes as Sinead loses her cervical cancer battle while Daniel seeks comfort in the arms of Bethany
Sinead Osbourne's heartbroken friends and family will bid her a final farewell this month as she is cruelly taken from them.
Next week's Coronation Street will culminate in two episodes focusing solely on the last day of the young mum's short life as she loses her battle with cervical cancer, while her grieving husband Daniel, played by Rob Mallard, seeks comfort in the arms of Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon.
A half hour episode on Thursday 24th October, and a special one hour show on Friday 25th October, will both be devoted to the final chapter of the emotional storyline which has seen Sinead, played by Katie McGlynn, come to terms with the fact that she will never see her son Bertie grow up.
Coronation Street SPOILER: Sinead Osbourne's heartbroken friends and family will bid her a final farewell this month as she loses her cervical cancer battle in episodes airing next week
The young mum was diagnosed with cervical cancer whilst pregnant in 2018, after ignoring symptoms.
She started her treatment but then stopped temporarily as she was worried it would harm her unborn child.
She restarted the chemotherapy and for a time it looked as though she was responding well to the treatment.
Last month on her wedding day she discovered a lump and was devastated by the news that the cancer was aggressive and untreatable.
Shocking: Sinead's grieving husband Daniel, played by Rob Mallard, seeks comfort in the arms of Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon
Cheat?: Daniel appears distraught and runs into Bethany (Lucy Fallon) while in tears and it looks like he finds solace with her as Sinead lies sick at home
Whilst Sinead tries her best to focus on enjoying every minute she has left Daniel struggles to deal with her terminal diagnosis and accept his future as a single dad.
Keen to create lasting memories for son Bertie’s future, Daniel stages an early Christmas with the family, but a row breaks out when he insists it’s time for Sinead to rest.
Seeing red, Sinead tells him to get out. While out for air, battling his emotions, Daniel bumps into Bethany, who’s desperate to comfort him after harbouring a crush on him for some time.
Swooping in: While out for air, battling his emotions, Daniel bumps into Bethany, who’s desperate to comfort him after harbouring a crush on him for some time
When Daniel goes in for a kiss she responds passionately, and all thoughts of Sinead are momentarily forgotten.
However the moment is broken when Ken (William Roache) rounds the corner and witnesses the kiss, ordering Daniel to return home to his dying wife.
Consumed with self loathing will Daniel tell Sinead the truth about his clinch with Bethany or is it a secret that will go to the grave?
Emotional: Coronation Street's Sinead's final days are upon her on the soap in scenes that are sure to have viewers on the edge of their seats as she loses her battle with cancer
Speaking of working so closely with Katie, Rob Mallard said: 'Daniel and Sinead have been on and off for two and a half years, so obviously I am very sad to be losing Katie on set.
'We've had so many intense scenes and shared so much emotion that we've developed a real bond with one another. Daniel and Sinead's relationship has been so believable and real.
'I find it quite difficult to switch off after emotional scenes, I feel so drained after a scene that's involved a lot of crying, so I guess the grieving process you see on screen will be a lot easier to play because Daniel's sad that Sinead's gone, and I'm devastated that I'm not working with Katie.'
Katie was focused on ensuring their portrayal of the storyline felt real to viewers. She said: 'I spoke with Pete at Mummy's Star and asked him how it was for him towards the end.
'Daniel's story is very similar to what happened to Pete and he was very honest with me about his relationship with his wife towards the end of her life. He said they argued, they laughed and cried and he's helped me bit by bit through the whole story.
'I've also had medical advisers on set helping with the stage of physicality she's up to with her illness. Everyone has been really helpful.
'When we filmed our last scenes it felt real. I know what a terrific actor Rob is and how he's going to play the next part of this story without me, and I just feel sorry for Daniel's character.
'It's going to be the end of an era because I've really enjoyed working with him.'
Devastating: Coronation Street's official twitter account teased that Sinead will have her final scenes on the soap next week
Coronation Street have worked closely with charities Mummy's Star and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust on this storyline to ensure accuracy.
Pete Wallroth CEO of Mummy's Star founded the charity when his wife died shortly after the birth of their daughter.
He said: 'Cancer in pregnancy is a subject that few understand and even less realise happens to 2 women a day in the UK, so to have been asked by the Coronation Street team to work with them in advising on the storyline over the last 12 months with Rob and Katie has been both a pleasure and a wonderful opportunity.
'They have listened to first hand accounts from women, asked for so much advice and this has been reflected so professionally and realistically on screen through their portrayal of Sinead and Daniel's harrowing experiences.
'We know this has helped reach new audiences in terms of awareness and we are very thankful to the whole team at Coronation Street for giving the subject this platform and in doing so, indirectly helping more families.'
Headstrong: Back at home, after Daniel has left, Ken tries to comfort Sinead and tells her that he will get him to come back, but Sinead says no
Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Support Services, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said: 'Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK and if caught early it is a very treatable cancer so it is fantastic that the programme has been able to raise awareness of the disease.
'Sadly Sinead has an advanced diagnosis. We have been working very closely with Coronation Street on this incredibly moving and poignant storyline over the last year to ensure it is portrayed as accurately and sensitively as possible.
'If you have concerns about your own health then please do get in touch as we can answer your questions and provide support at every step.'
Terminal: Last month on her wedding day she discovered a lump and was devastated by the news that the cancer was aggressive and untreatable (pictured in January 2019)