Bertie Osbourne is the son of Daniel Osbourne and Sinead Tinker. He was named after Albert Tatlock, the uncle of Ken Barlow's first wife Val - who Ken himself, and his family, came to call "uncle" by habit over many years and who was the inspiration for Daniel's own middle name.
Born prematurely so that his mother could continue cancer treatment, Bertie spent the first few weeks of his life growing stronger in hospital before eventually being allowed home in March. Later in the year, his mother's cancer returned more aggressively and she passed away in October - leaving Daniel to raise Bertie as a single parent.
2019-present: Premature birth and early lifeEdit
Born on 14th January 2019 to Daniel Osbourne and Sinead Tinker at Weatherfield General, Bertie was induced early at only six months in order to allow his mother - who had being diagnosed with cervical cancer after his conception - to be treated with radiotherapy as soon as possible. Due to having been born prematurely, Bertie was kept in an incubator and away from his mother for the first few weeks of his life - although Daniel was still able to visit his son and would continuously video chat with his wife to allow her the chance to see him. Before long Daniel's father Ken Barlow turned up at the hospital, despite not having been invited by his son due to their strained relationship.
Daniel eventually relented and allowed his father to visit Bertie, after being persuaded by Sinead, and the pair were able to have a heartfelt moment where Daniel opened up about his fears for Sinead and his son's ill health. Following this Daniel suggested that they name Bertie after Albert Tatlock - a man Ken had known as a fatherly figure in his youth - as a way for Daniel to show his father that he still cared for him. In March, Bertie was well enough to be released from the hospital - with Daniel and Sinead holding a party at their flat to celebrate his homecoming. The pair later planned to have Bertie christened - as Sinead's family were pressuring them into having a religious ceremony - and asked Beth Sutherland, Tracy McDonald and Chesney Brown to be godparents. The Christening took place in April where the Barlow and Tinker families engaged in a culture clash - resulting in Kirk Sutherland singing a tune to break the tension and bring everyone together.
In September, Daniel and Sinead remarried - so that their union was legally binding - but their happiness was cut short when Sinead discovered that the cancer had returned more aggressively and that she only had weeks left to live. An early first birthday party was held for Bertie so that Sinead could be around for the major milestone, however the event was ruined when Sinead received news that her cancer hadn't responded to chemotherapy and she only had weeks left to live. In October, Daniel kissed Bethany Platt causing a huge fallout between the families - although Sinead forgave him, as she wanted to insure that he didn't self destruct in her absence, before peacefully passing away.
- Bertie was born onscreen in January 2019 but was not played by an actor until the following March due to his premature birth. Since then, he has been played by Ellis Blain and twins Elias & Rufus Morgan-Smith.
List of addressesEdit
|Weatherfield General||14th January 2019 to 29th March 2019|
|15a Coronation Street||29th March 2019 to present|