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FORMER Coronation Street 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 Come Dancing 2021.
Katie McGlynn is a soap actress and TV star who is taking part in StrictlyCredit: PA
Who is Katie McGlynn?
Katie – born July 16, 1993 – is an actress from Littleborough in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
She is the younger sister of triplet brothers Daniel, Michael and Trevor.
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.
Who is Katie McGlynn’s partner on Strictly Come Dancing?
Ex-Corrie star Katie was paired with Spaniard Gorka Marquez for series 19 of Strictly.
And the Rochdale-born actress is in good hands, with the latin dancer twice reaching the grand final since joining in 2016.
He finished as a runner-up with Alexandra Burke before making it to the last week with Maisie Smith 12 months ago.
Gorka has also found love on the show, having met Gemma Atkinson – who was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec – in 2017. The couple are now engaged and welcomed baby daughter Mia in July 2019.
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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.”