Charlotte is a student.
Charlotte West was born in 2002 to Victoria and Artie West. Victoria and Artie were two poor workers struggling to make ends meet, but never put themselves before anyone, and absolutely adored their daughter.
Victoria and Artie's death
Charlotte's grandmother, Babe decided to tell Artie and Victoria to take a brief holiday. Unfortunately, during the flight, a crash landing was required to be made in the sea. Artie and Victoria were one of the few to not survive the crash, leaving Charlotte parentless.
After Babe West's year-long depression, her husband surprised her with adoption papers, showing Charlotte was to live with her. Charlotte began living in Bridgeport, where she went to school, where she met Alfie Vulner.
Relationship with Alfie Vulner
Alfie Vulner impressed Charlie with his charm and spirit, the two began a relationship. Charlie showed Alfie off to Babe and Kevin. Babe was not impressed by Alfie's middle-class attitude. The West's were invited round to dinner with the Vulner's, at which Babe got incredibly drunk and began a fight.