Former Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn wows fans with SHOCK makeover

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Katie McGlynn attends the British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 01, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) (Image credit: WireImage)

Katie McGlynn has been showing off her gorgeous new hair...

Former Coronation Street favourite Katie McGlynn, better known to soap fans as tragic Sinead Tinker, has impressed fans with a surprising new look.

The actress, who left the soap back in October last year, took to social media to share her hair transformation.

Sinead Osbourne in Coronation Street

Katie McGlynn as tragic Sinead in Coronation Street (Picture: ITV/Joseph Scanlon) (Image credit: Joseph Scanlon)

Despite usually sporting long blonde locks, Katie has been trying out a new shade in her hair and slowly turning it grey.

But after a few weeks of slowly transitioning from one colour to the other, Katie posted a picture of her with completely grey hair on Instagram.

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Fans were loving her new look and quickly commented on the picture, telling Katie how much it suited her.

One fan said: "I love this colour on you."

While another commented: "Love, love, love this colour."

A third said: "Wow, loving your new hair colour, beautiful."

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Along with the image of her new hair, Katie wrote: "Feelin' myself fading into grey #greyhair #hairlove" before tagging in the hair salon where she had been to have her hair coloured.

A new role

While Katie won't be reprising her role of Sinead after she tragically lost her battle with cervical cancer last year, the actress will be back on our screens in a new role.

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Blonde Katie played Sinead until October last year (Picture: ITV)

Katie and another former Coronation Street star, Kym Marsh, will both appear in the fourth series of BBC One drama, The Syndicate.

She told OK Magazine that she had always wanted to work with The Syndicate creator, Kay Mellor...

"I was so nervous because I'd only played Sinead for seven years, but Kay was lovely and put me at ease."

It has been reported that Katie will play a rough around the edges character, who is very different to sweet Sinead.

Katie McGlynn

Katie McGlynn is set to start filming with The Syndicate later this year (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: WireImage)

Katie added: "My character is a single mum and she hasn't got a lot of money. She's completely different to Sinead, which I love."

Each series of The Syndicate follows members of a betting syndicate and takes place in different areas.

Series one was set in a Leeds supermarket, series two was in a hospital in Bradford, while the third was set in a stately home in Scarborough.

Filming for The Syndicate is expected to start later this year. For full listings see our TV Guide.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.