Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre to be killed off
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 October 2013
Michelle Keegan's 'Coronation Street' character Tina McIntyre is to be killed off in May 2014 after show bosses decided terminating the beautiful barmaid would be the best way to maximum ratings
Michelle Keegan's 'Coronation Street' character Tina McIntyre is to be killed off.
The beautiful barmaid will come to a sticky end in May 2014 after show bosses opted for the drastic move because they are eager to boost ratings against rival BBC soap 'EastEnders', which has recently announced a number of big-name signings.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "They've been weighing up whether to kill Tina off and now believe it's the way to get maximum ratings.
"It will set up a cliffhanger leaving viewers guessing who killed her. But Michelle's fans will be devastated as it means Tina will never be able to return."
A friend of the 26-year-old actress - who is quitting the soap to broaden her acting career - insists she doesn't mind being killed off from the show.
A pal said: "Her exit storyline will be a massive deal and she's happy with whatever the producers come up with."
The brunette stunner - who is engaged to former 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk Mark Wright - had originally wanted to leave at the end of this month, but was convinced to stay by show executives.