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'Little' Ali Osman made his first appearance 24 March 1988. He is portrayed by Omer Mustafa Salih.

Backstory[]

'Little' Ali Osman is the second son born to café owners Sue and Ali Osman. He is born in March 1988 and is delivered in his parents' flat, 47B Albert Square, by the unlikely midwives, George 'Lofty' Holloway and Pauline Fowler.

Storylines[]

Following his parents' split in April 1989, his mother takes him away from Walford. The next month his father snatches him back from his mother, which culminates in Sue having a mental breakdown and being sectioned. Little Ali then lives with his father, who struggles as a single parent and employs an unregistered childminder to care for his son while he works. When health visitor Carmel Jackson begins to notice that Little Ali is not being cared for adequately, she does some investigating and discovers that the unregistered childminder is neglecting the children in her care, leaving them alone all day. Unable to look after his son, Ali gives Little Ali to some relatives who live outside Walford. Ali's monetary problems continue and he eventually leaves Walford in October 1989 when he loses his home and business. Little Ali now lives in Northern Cyprus with his father.

Notes[]

  • Omer Mustafa Salih was never credited for his appearances (as the actor portraying him was a baby and had no official dialogue).


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