Who is Katie McGlynn, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 contestant? – The Sun

FORMER Corrie star Katie McGlynn is proving there is life after the cobbles.

The TV star is now set to show off her moves on the dancefloor on Strictly 2021.

Who is Katie McGlynn?

Katie is an actress from Littleborough in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

After beginning drama school at the age of ten, she studied Drama, English and Media Studies at A-level.

She bagged roles in BBC drama Moving On as well as minor parts in The Well, Paradox and Leonardo.

But her breakthrough role was in BBC school-set soap Waterloo Road in which she played Jodi "Scout" Allen.

How old is Katie McGlynn?

The TV star is 28-years-old and was born on July 16, 1993 to Trevor and Ruth McGlynn.

She is the younger sister of triplet brothers Daniel, Michael and Trevor.

For her 26th birthday, a pal of hers organised a surprise birthday for her including two huge inflatable balloons with the number two and six.

Celebrating the special day with her were her Coronation Street co-stars Rob Mallard, Alexandra Mardell and Daniel Brocklebank.

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Who is Katie McGlynn dating?

Katie McGlynn is believed to be single after splitting from her boyfriend Benji Roberts.

She started dating the holiday park and lodge salesman in the summer of 2017, but they reportedly split at the end of 2018.

Katie often shares posts on Instagram with her BFF Lee Bennett.

Lee accompanies Katie to most of her work events.

When did Katie leave Coronation Street?

Katie was on Corrie from 2013 until 2020 playing Sinead Tinker.

After she left the show she revealed she grieved after watching the death of her character.

Speaking on Loose Women Katie said: "I kind of underestimated the effect it's had on my mental health. I've only just noticed it.

"Walking away from filming and watching it on Monday, that part of me was grieving Sinead and it's bizarre, but I've started doing like a fitness thing to safeguard myself and that's helping me."

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