Taken from his mother when he was a child, Jamie was raised by Danny and his second wife Frankie, who had been Jamie's babysitter. Jamie eventually traced Carol in 2005, finding her a bitter alcoholic. He attempted to help her beat the bottle, but without much success.
Moving to Coronation Street with his father and stepmother in 2004, Jamie worked as a delivery driver at Underworld knicker factory and dated Violet Wilson and Leanne Battersby, disowning Danny after he had an affair with the latter while she was seeing Jamie. In 2006, he began a relationship with Frankie but she got cold feet over their plans to move to Spain and left him.
First and last lines
"There's no need for that." (First line, to Liz McDonald)
"What am I still even doing here?" (Final line, to Violet Wilson)