Joining Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning, the Coronation Street star, 26, spoke about the tragic scenes that are yet to come following last night’s episode.
Daniel Osbourne (played by Rob Mallard) learned about Sinead’s cancer on their wedding day as she revealed she’d found a lump on her neck.
A shocked Daniel advised her to go hospital but Sinead didn’t want anything to ruin their special day.
The star talked about the reality of the situation and said how it affected so many women while issuing a warning to fans over the heartbreaking scenes.
Phillip and Holly discussed the ending of the scenes with Katie, who revealed why she was adamant her character be killed off.
She commented: “I wanted her to die because that’s real life, life isn’t a fairy tale and these women are dying and so many people are affected by cancer and this storyline triggers so many emotions for so many people because its absolutely heartbreaking, so many people die of cancer everyday.”
Phillip also asked the star what it was like filming her final scenes, adding: “I remember Dale coming out of the edit suite and crying and people clapping and I said, ‘Right I’m going to go because I don’t want to cry,’ so I just made a swift exit.
“I keep saying to people ‘I wouldn’t watch it if I were you because its just so sad.'”
Katie said yesterday’s episode which saw her marry Daniel was heartbreaking to record.
When we were doing them scenes that day, I was like ‘I can’t imagine this ever happening to me.’
Phillip asked whether there will be a miraculous discovery and whether she will go on to live her life doing normal things to which Katie replied: “Initially I had a meeting with Kate and I just said ‘I think I might wanna leave, I’ve been there for so long, I’ve not had that big of a story.’
“They told me the storyline and I was like ‘This is amazing.’
“When we were in talks about the ending of it, I was just sat there and I was like ‘I want her to die,'” Katie expressed.
The emotional scenes have been so overwhelming for people that Katie received messages of support from many women.
Clearly the tragic storyline has reached far and wide that women have gone to cervical cancer screenings.
“They’ve messaged me saying they went for the scan, they’ve gone for the smear test and they’ve found pre-cancerous cells,” Katie told the hosts.
“You forget you’re doing this …you kind of are saving peoples lives because they’re going to the doctors and getting checks,” the star added.
Asked about whether she will watch those scenes, the star replied “no” simply because it is a sad and emotional scene and she fears she’ll cry.
“We done a lot of heartbreaking stuff and then this one scene was Sinead’s last dialogue and I was just sat there and started crying,” she explained.
Thanks to the storyline, Katie and co-star Rob are patrons to a cancer charity they have been working with very closely.
Katie said she would miss her character the most because it has become a part of her over the last six years but will also miss the rest of the cast.
She will now take a break and hopes to pursue other opportunities either in drama or comedy in the future.
Coronation Street airs Wednesday on ITV at 7.30pm.
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