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Charlotte McIntyre

Horror Coronation Street toddler death fears as Bertie overdoses on antidepressants

Coronation Street's mum-of-quadruplets Gemma Winter is struggling to cope but, when she falls asleep looking after her children, the mum' will inadvertently put Daniel's son in grave danger.

Official soap spoilers show the exhausted mum breaking down to Rita about her parenting woes.

Rita advises Gemma to talk to Dr Gaddas, highlighting her struggle with postnatal depression.

Later in the week, things take an even bleaker turn for Gemma when she takes on extra work.

Daniel and Michael drop Bertie and Glory at No.5 for the day sending Gemma into blind panic over how she'll be able to look after a house full of kids.

After hearing about the antidepressants from Chesney, Bernie offers to help for an hour while Gemma enjoys some peace and quiet in the café.

Daisy and Daniel arrive home to find Bertie with antidepressants (ITV)

However, Beth lashes out at Gemma and accuses her of slacking on the job leaving the mum fighting back tears.

Back at home, Gemma briefly closes her eyes and before she knows it falls asleep while the children occupy themselves.

Little Bertie empties her bag and finds the antidepressants, unaware of what they really are.

Daniel and Daisy return to collect Bertie but are horrified to find Gemma asleep on the sofa before realising the tot has eaten the tablets.

The couple will be forced to rush Bertie to hospital but will Gemma's negligence prove to be fatal?

In heartbreaking scenes last month, Paul told his twin sister Gemma he was dying after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Daisy, Daniel and Gemma will be extremely worried about Bertie (ITV)

As Gemma and Chesney tied the knot, Paul got up to give his speech but talking about his love for his sister became too much for him.

Paul rushed out of the room with Gemma closely behind as she insisted he tell her exactly what's been on his mind.

The terminally ill resident had earlier picked fight with his sister so he could back out of being there for her big day but Gemma realised something else was going on.

Paul finally revealed that he is dying and although Gemma vowed to be with him every step of the way, the news has rocked the mum-of-four.

Got any theories or thoughts on the storyline? Let us know in the comments section below.

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