Katie McGlynn 'absolutely gutted' to pull out of panto appearances in first job since 'Corrie' exit

Katie McGlynn attends The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England. The Soap Awards will be aired on June 6 on ITV at 8pm.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Katie McGlynn had to pull out of her final few panto performances. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Katie McGlynn has been forced to pull out of the last four shows of her panto stint due to ill health, leaving her “absolutely gutted”.

The actor, who left her role as Sinead Tinker on Coronation Street back in October, has been playing Tinkerbell in a production of Peter Pan at the Northwich Memorial Court in Cheshire.

Taking to Twitter, the 26-year-old wrote: "Absolutely gutted but on doctors advice I’ve had to take the final week out of panto as I’m unwell... I’ve loved my time as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan @ABPtheatreshows

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"I’m so sorry to everyone who has booked tickets..but you’ll still have a fab time with the rest of Peter Panto x."

The pantomime began on 8 December and is due to finish today with two more performances without McGlynn, with the actor having missed yesterday's two shows as well.

A post to Norwich Panto's Facebook page explained the star had first taken ill on Saturday 28 December and that she was now "recuperating" under doctors’ advice.

The message also read: “We look forward to working with her again in the future.”

It's the first role for the star since leaving the cobbles after her character Sinead died from cervical cancer.

McGlynn has previously explained that she chose to have Sinead written out of Coronation Street, asking bosses to kill her off.

Explaining the reasons behind her decision, the star said she wanted to have a "big story" but also wished to encourage others to attend smear tests.