Katie McGlynn joins Hollyoaks 18 months after leaving Coronation Street

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Katie McGlynn has revealed she has joined the cast of Hollyoaks 18 months after she left Coronation Street.

The 27 year old departed the hit ITV soap in 2019 in heartbreaking scenes which saw her character, Sinead Tinker, die after a battle with cervical cancer.

But less than two years after leaving the soap, it has been revealed she is moving to another as she gears up to arrive in Hollyoaks next month.

She will play a new mother named Becky on the Channel 4 hit, who has an "ulterior motive" as she befriends Diane Hutchinson, played by Alex Fletcher.

Becky will arrive in the village at the start on July, with her first scenes airing on E4 on July 5, before being shown on Channel 4 on July 6.

Katie says of her new role: "When I first read the script, I knew instantly that this storyline was an important one and something I could sink my teeth into.

"I'm so excited for everyone to meet Becky. I'm hopeful the story will have an impact on the viewers as it covers some extremely current and important issues.

"I'm super humbled to continue doing the work I really love and hope everyone enjoys watching it all unfold on screen as much as I've enjoyed filming it," she continued to tell The Sun.

The exciting news comes days after the usually blonde bombshell wowed fans with a hair transformation, switching her locks to brunette.

Katie unveiled her hair transformation as she posed for an Instagram photo which showed her with a cocktail in hand while sat in a pink restaurant and bar.

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The actress is glowing as she grins widely for the camera. She looks glamorous as ever with her new brunette locks in a curly hairstyle.

She continued the glamour with a nude makeup-look including a blush lipstick.

Katie wore a black ribbed strappy top for the outing, which she tucked into some zebra print trousers.

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As she shared the photo with her 303,000 Insatgram fans, Katie said: "Who said blondes have more fun?"

Katie, who previously dyed her hair pink, then hinted at her new role as she added the hashtags: "#brownhairdontcare #outout #newjob #brunettesofinstagram".

The actress' photo of her new do received more than 13,000 likes from fans, with many also flooding the comments to compliment Katie on her new look.

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