The stars in the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up have officially started their dancing journey. Last weekend saw Katie McGlynn's time on the show nearly come to an early end when she was in the dance-off with her partner, Gorka Marquez, against Nina Wadia.


But they scraped through and have the chance to improve their place on the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard. Now the Strictly Come Dancing songs and dances have been revealed for week three, we know what they will be dancing to this weekend - an American Smooth to Cruella De Vil by Mel Leven (Dr John version) from Cruella for Movie Week.

The 28-year-old is best known for her role as Sinead Tinker in ITV soap Coronation Street, and she will be hoping she can be the next soap star to walk away as a Strictly champion.

Here's everything you need to know about Katie McGlynn, including what she had to say about signing up for Strictly Come Dancing.

Who is Katie McGlynn?

Age: 28

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Job: Actress

Partnered with: Gorka Marquez

Instagram: @katiexmcglynn

Twitter: @KatiexMcGlynn

Katie McGlynn is an actress. She was a regular in Waterloo Road and appeared in BBC One dramas The Syndicate and Moving On. She's best known for playing Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street from 2013 to 2020. In 2020, she was nominated for a BAFTA and won a National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance. She currently stars in Hollyoaks as mysterious newcomer Becky Quentin.

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Katie McGlynn on Hollyoaks Channel 4

Katie's Strictly journey?


Week One: Tango (6 + 5 + 5 + 6) = 22

Week Two: Jive (4 + 6 + 5 + 6) = 21

Speaking ahead of the show's launch, Katie said that she can't wait to get into some sequins, revealing: "It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family! I’m really not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way."

She added: "Although I do get to have so much fun as an actress, a lot of my roles have involved quite serious and challenging storylines, so I’m fully ready to let my hair down and do something different, even if it is completely outside of my comfort zone. I can’t promise that I’ll be the best, but I’m going to give it 110 per cent on the dance floor! As long as I don't fall over I'll be happy."


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