Sinead Tinker’s surprise return to Coronation Street has left fans in tears.
In a video message, the dead mother, played by actress Katie McGlynn in the ITV serial, encouraged widower Daniel Osbourne to pursue love again.
Daniel was sitting alone in his flat, viewing old Sinead recordings she had made when she was dying of cancer.
She remarked on TV, “I just wanted to tell you how much I love you again.”
“And that I adore you above all else.”
“That is why I wish you happiness.”
When Nicky and Paul entered, Daniel hurriedly hid the laptop and changed the subject.
Nicky then revealed that she agreed with Sinead and that she wanted Daniel to know how she felt.
While Daniel was fuming at his failure as a teacher, Nicky assured him that Sinead would be shocked by his actions.
“She’d believe you made a horrible decision,” she explained.
“However, a bad decision does not equal a horrible person.” She was familiar with you and loved you, just as I am.”
“You’re hurting, exactly like you were after Sinead died,” Nicky continued. I helped you before, and I can help you now. I believe we have a future.”
But Daniel knocked her down, and fans were moved by Sinead’s return.
“Daniel watching a video of his beloved Sinead,” one person wrote.
“#Corrie Eek,” said another. Sinead has returned from beyond the dead!”
Sinead #Corrie” was added by another.