Sinead (played by Katie McGlynn) is currently undergoing radiotherapy having discovered she had cervical cancer whilst in the early stages of her pregnancy, a revelation she first kept a secret from her loved ones on Coronation Street.
Desperately wanting to be a mother, Sinead decided to refuse treatment for the cancer but when her husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and auntie Beth Tinker (Lisa George) discovered her illness, she soon realised she needed to put her own health first.
Though prolonging the treatment had repercussions as doctors later informed her she would need to give brith to her baby prematurely so she could undergo an extensive form of treatment to give her the best chance.
The expectant mother went on to give birth to her and Daniel’s son Bertie and this week on the ITV soap, Sinead will join her husband in brining the young boy home, beginning his life in Weatherfield.
It seems although she is undergoing further treatment to combat the cervical cancer, Sinead won’t be going anywhere any time soon as actress Katie McGlynn, 25, has revealed her character will be on the cobbles for some time yet.
Speaking to the Daily Star about Sinead’s future on the cobbles, the Coronation Street star said: “I’m going to be here until next year.
“It’s a long-running story. If I get to stay it will be amazing because Sinead is a great character,” Katie commented.
However, Sinead’s return to the street won’t be plain sailing as the mother becomes paranoid over her son’s health, seeing as he is so premature and has only just been let out of hospital having faced a health scare of his own.
Will Sinead be able to put her worries behind her, or will she become obsessed over Bertie’s well-being?
One thing Sinead won’t be doing is returning to work at the Underworld factory as the roof collapsed during explosive episodes last week, leaving several character’s in peril and claiming the life of Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia).
The beloved Weatherfield resident lost her life on her wedding day to Kate Connor (Faye Brookes) with the pair exchanging vows as Rana realised she wasn’t going to make it out the carnage alive.
However, one such character who will be overcome with grief will be Rana’s brother Imran Habeeb (Charlie De Melo) as he struggles to scope the reality of the situation, with the hot-shot lawyer pining for blood over the tragedy.
In the initial aftermath of the disaster, factory boss and Kate’s sister Carla Connor (Alison King) will become the prime suspect in causing the tragedy, with the businesswoman knowing the roof was faulty.
Although Carla becomes suspect number one, what she and the other Weatherfield residents don’t realise is the carnage was caused by the soap’s newest super villain, who is living among them as a concerned character.
Though, as the pressure intensifies as to who is to blame for his sister’s death, viewers will see a huge change to Imran’s character as he spirals into a pit of despair, pushing away his loved ones such as girlfriend Torah Battersby (Georgia Taylor).
Speaking about his character’s reaction to Rana’s death, actor Charlie De Melo said: “A relationship that’s been fortified his whole life has taken away in the blink of an eye and the entire dynamic within his family, work and friends is going to be different now.”
Of portraying the role of a grief-stricken brother, the actor said: “I’ve found it very nerve-wracking, I wanted to do a good job and do right by Bhavna and for the ripple effects of Rana’s death to continue.
“We had that sibling bond from day one and it made the difficult scenes much easier to film; it was such a nice thing, to come into a job that was so alien to me.
“I’m really going to miss that but we are going to see a different Imran now and it’s a real challenge.”
As the investigation into the factory roof collapse begins, some viewers are concerned health and safety inspector Wayne Hayes (Adam Barlow) has got a sinister plan in mind for Carla.