Katie McGlynn departs Hollyoaks after brief stint on the soap

Katie McGlynn quits Hollywoaks credit:Bang Showbiz
Katie McGlynn quits Hollywoaks credit:Bang Showbiz

Katie McGlynn has left 'Hollyoaks'.

The former 'Coronation Street' star's character Becky Quentin was written out of the Channel 4 soap, just months after she joined the cast in June last year.

The 28-year-old actress - who played Sinead Tinker on the rival ITV soap between 2013 and 2020 - admitted she relished the opportunity to take on a "gritty" storyline that has helped to "raise awareness of fake news and conspiracy".

She began in a lengthy Instagram post: "Becky Quentin, over and out! @HollyoaksOfficial. It’s been an absolute pleasure playing Becky and getting my teeth into something so different and gritty!"

"As an actor, to be able to portray someone that has so much likeness to extremely current global issues from conspiracy theories to anti-vaxxers, coronavirus and sinophobia… I really hope the storyline has helped raise some important issues and helps people see how easy it is for someone to be sucked into this whole world of fake news and conspiracy!"

The former 'Waterloo Road' star teased that she has "exciting opportunties" to look forward to.

She continued: "Thank you to the entire cast and crew for being so unbelievably amazing and welcoming me with open arms! I will miss you all, but other exciting opportunities beckon…

"If anyone has been affected by the subjects covered throughout Becky’s time on Oaks, please visit: www.channel4.com/4viewers/help-support/hollyoaks-help-support #hollyoaks #becky #beckyquentin #sinophobia #conspiracytheory #conspiracy #fakenews #channel4."

Several fans have suggested Katie could be set to reprise her role as Jodie 'Scout' Allen on 'Waterloo Road'.

Meanwhile, Katie previously admitted landing the role of Georgina Clarke in 'The Syndicate' saved her career.

She said of the 2021 TV drama: "As soon as I left 'Corrie', I didn't expect to get any work. I thought I'd give it a year. And I didn't expect the pandemic.

"So when I got the call from my agent about 'The Syndicate', I couldn't believe it was actually happening. I felt so grateful I could work. I counted my blessings."