Not to be confused with Tom Carter (actor)
Elaine dumped Terry when she discovered she was pregnant, in favour of someone better to father her child (which she hadn't told Terry about). Tom was brought up under the belief that Ted Carter was his biological father, which Ted also believed too.
Terry, Ted and Elaine met up in May 1996, and Terry and Tom met in June. At this point, all Tom knew of Terry is that he was rubbish at rugby. Elaine then dropped hints and eventually confessed to Terry that Tom was in fact his son, not Ted's.
Tom didn't attend Terry's funeral in January 2011. It's unknown if Tom ever knew Terry is his biological father.