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.
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.
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.
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.
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