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Bertie Osbourne is the son of Daniel Osbourne and the late Sinead Osbourne.

Born prematurely so that his mother could continue cancer treatment, Bertie spent the first few weeks of his life in an incubator. Sinead's cancer later returned more aggressively and she passed away in October 2019, three months before Bertie's first birthday. Since then, Daniel has been raising Bertie as a single parent at 15a Coronation Street.

Biography

Bertie was born on 14th January 2019 at Weatherfield General to Daniel Osbourne and Sinead Tinker. As Sinead had been diagnosed with cervical cancer after his conception, he was inducted at six months in order to allow her to be treated with radiotherapy as soon as possible. Due to his premature birth, Bertie was kept in an incubator for the first few weeks of his life.

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, bowing to Sinead's family's wishes for them to have a religious ceremony The christening took place in April, with Beth Sutherland, Tracy McDonald and Chesney Brown acting as Bertie's godparents. At the party, 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.

2019: Bertie is read a bedtime story by his father as his mother peacefully slips away in the bed next to them

In September, Daniel and Sinead remarried so that their union was legally binding. Their happiness was cut short when Sinead discovered that the cancer had returned more aggressively and that she only had months 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 her final days, Sinead recorded video messages for Bertie for him to watch as he grew up to ensure that her son would have a memory of her. She died peacefully on 25th October.

A grieving Daniel was now a single dad. In January 2020, Daniel took Bertie to see Dr Gaddas at the medical centre for an injection. However, unable to see his son in pain, Daniel refused to allow Gaddas to continue. He insisted that he would return another time, but never got around to it. When Bertie became ill that same month, the child was rushed to Weatherfield General, with Daniel left feeling guilty when his son was diagnosed with measles.

Background information

Bertie was born onscreen in January 2019 but was not played by an actor until the following March due to his premature birth. From that month, he was played by Ellis Blain and twins Elias & Rufus Morgan-Smith, with Ellis appearing in the role until February 2020, and Elias leaving shortly afterwards in March 2020. Rufus continues to appear in the role to the present day.

Appendices

List of addresses

Address Duration
15a Coronation Street 14th January 2019 to present

See also

Current characters
Ken Barlow | Rita Tanner | Peter Barlow | Gail Rodwell | Tracy McDonald | Audrey Roberts | Nick Tilsley | Kevin Webster | Debbie Webster | Jenny Connor | Sally Metcalfe | Sarah Barlow | Steve McDonald | David Platt | Daniel Osbourne | Roy Cropper | Leanne Battersby | Toyah Habeeb | Spider Nugent | Tyrone Dobbs | Dev Alahan | Eileen Grimshaw | Maria Connor | Kirk Sutherland | Adam Barlow | Todd Grimshaw | Fiz Stape | Simon Barlow | Sean Tully | Chesney Brown | Amy Barlow | Aadi Alahan | Asha Alahan | Ryan Connor | Carla Barlow | Gary Windass | Mary Taylor | Liam Connor | Brian Packham | Izzy Armstrong | Max Turner | Jack Webster | Hope Stape | Faye Windass | Beth Sutherland | Craig Tinker | Joseph Brown | Ruby Dobbs | Tim Metcalfe | Jake Windass | Lily Platt | Alya Nazir | Yasmeen Metcalfe | Zeedan Nazir | Gemma Winter | Billy Mayhew | Alex Warner | Harry Platt | Shona Platt | Summer Spellman | Abi Webster | Paul Foreman | Evelyn Plummer | Bertie Osbourne | James Bailey | Ed Bailey | Michael Bailey | Aggie Bailey | Kelly Neelan | Bernie Winter | Aled Winter-Brown | Bryn Winter-Brown | Carys Winter-Brown | Llio Winter-Brown | Nina Lucas | Elaine Jones | George Shuttleworth | Sam Blakeman | Daisy Midgeley | Jacob Hay | Ronnie Bailey | Glory Bailey | Stu Carpenter | Alfie Franklin
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