Coronation Street fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing as they made a ‘rare sighting’ just moments into the latest trip to Weatherfield. They tuned in on Wednesday night (April 27) for the ITV soap’s latest hour-long episode.
As they did, they were soon reunited with Daniel Osbourne and Nicky Wheatley who are now living together. The Weatherfield High teacher invited Nicky to move in with him after she lost her teaching assistant job at the same school.
She returned to the street earlier this year, keen for her friend to help her out with bagging the job as she wanted a fresh start for her and her daughter, Maisie. However, just as things appeared to be looking up, the former sex worker was left humiliated when images and videos of her in her past role were spread across the school.
Nicky was hauled into Mrs Crawshaw’s office where she lost her job and was even more mortified when she found out the Gazette had ran a story on her. Losing her job also meant she could no longer afford to move in to the new home she found for her and Maisie, which is where Daniel swooped in.
But back to Wednesday night, we returned to see the pair stood on the cobbles as Daniel thanked Nicky, who first entered his life in 2020 shortly after the tragic death of his wife Sinead, for looking after his son Bertie. But it was a blink and you’ll miss it moment as Bertie was shown on screen.
While this may not seem like a big deal, it was pointed out last week that the little boy is rarely seen these days – leading to an ‘invisible child’ mystery. And soap watchers were also puzzled whether he was being looked after by his aunt Beth Sutherland or by grandfather Ken Barlow.
However, that all changed when Bertie, with his bowl cut-inspired blonde locks, was spotted stood with his dad and Nicky next to the postbox on the street. And Corrie fans completely lost it.
@Leeander17 tweeted: “Bertie!!! Unless it’s just some young lad standing by a post box ! #Corrie.”
“My god, Bertie is actually in a scene! Was beginning to think we’d never see him again #corrie,” @ifeelflames said.
@Willswhinge wrote: “IT’S BERTIE, WE HAVE A SIGHTING OF BERTIE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL I REPEAT WE HAVE SEEN BERTIE! #Corrie.”
“Couldn’t believe it!!!! A silent kid hanging by a lamppost #Corrie,” @ChrisHydeCoope1 replied.
@DionPetrie shared: “A rare sighting of Bertie #Corrie.”
“Not seen Bertie in so long, he’s on his feet! Must know how to cook his dinners as Daddy is never home. #Corrie,” @ElloTeenah added.
Toddler Bertie was born in 2019 and is the son of Daniel and his late wife Sinead. He was born prematurely so that his mother could continue cancer treatment after she discovered she had cervical cancer while pregnant. In heartbreaking scenes, Sinead’s cancer later returned more aggressively and she passed away in October 2019 – three months before Bertie’s first birthday.