Coronation Streets Daniel Osbourne stars life off-screen from dating co-star to hidden health battle

Coronation Street star Rob Mallard plays the role of Daniel Osbourne who has been dealing with a lot of drama on the cobbles.

In recent weeks, fans have been left screaming at their TV in the hope that Daniel would realise he's being deceived by his fiancée Daisy Midgeley and Ryan Connor. Despite the pair's attempts to mislead Daniel, Ryan confessed his love for Daisy when confronted.

However, Daisy didn't admit to Daniel that she had kissed Ryan multiple times and they had slept together. Instead, Daniel ended up apologising to Daisy, assuring her she wasn't to blame for Ryan's confession.

Daniel has now sold his late mum's house to buy a new home for himself, Daisy, and his son Bertie. Despite Daisy's doubts, Daniel believes her when she says he has nothing to worry about and promises this is the start of a "new beginning" for them.

The love triangle plot in Weatherfield is set to take more twists and turns, with actor Rob Mallard, 31 who plays Daniel, taking centre stage. But what else do we know about the soap star?

Co-star romance and new beau

Rob joined Corrie as Daniel Osbourne, Ken Barlow's son and Adam Barlow's uncle in 2016, making him the third actor to play this character. Making an impression on the hit ITV soap, a year later he scooped up Best Newcomer at The British Soap Awards.

In 2017, Rob came out as gay during an interview with Gay Times, having told his family when he was 17. He said he "never planned to keep [his sexuality] quiet."

After joining Corrie, Rob started dating co-star Daniel Brocklebank, who plays vicar Billy Mayhew. They confirmed their relationship when Rob won his British Soap Award, with Rob saying in his acceptance speech: "Even though this is fantastic, Dan, you're the best thing I've ever taken home."

However, just two months later, they broke up due to the pressure of working together while being in a relationship. Rob then dated Ben Perryman, but they split in 2019. In January 2020, Rob confirmed that their relationship had reached its "natural end", and it's believed he stayed single during lockdown.

The soap star seems to have found love again after he shared a photo on Instagram in June, all dressed up for the British Soap Awards with his new partner. He looked smart in his navy three-piece suit and cool sunglasses, posing with his equally stylish guest.

"British soap awards 2023 with @mattmarcm," he wrote next to the post, adding a red heart. The event was a big night for Corrie, winning six awards – Rob's on-screen fiancée Charlotte Jordan, who plays Daisy Midgeley, responded to the post, cheekily writing: "You sexy b*****ds."

Although they haven't officially confirmed their relationship, they've been seen together again, including a trip to the theatre.

'Worsening' health condition

In other news, the 31 year old has recently opened up about his "worsening" health condition. He has an essential tremor – a disorder that causes involuntary shaking, often in the hands – which led to him getting a new role away from Weatherfield.

Rob has previously spoken about his condition, saying: "I was diagnosed with an essential tremor when I was 14 but I didn't quite realise how serious it was until I was in my mid-20s… You assume with shaking it's an old person's thing and most older people do have a slight tremor."

He continued: "But it's actually amazingly common in young people and it's often misdiagnosed as anxiety disorders or people on the street might think something bad.

"They might think that you are on a comedown or that you're withdrawing from something or anything when it actually is just brain chemistry – just something going wrong, neurons in the brain firing incorrectly and it causes involuntary shaking in certain parts of the body."

Discussing the long-term impact of the tremor, Rob said: "By the time I'm 50, it could be in the voice box, down the spine, the arms. It could be quite debilitating." And speaking to the Express last year, Rob confessed the condition was getting worse.

"It used to just be my hand but now the whole of my arm shakes, my legs shake, the back of my neck and head shake," he said. "It looks like I'm saying 'no' to everything all the time."

New role away from Weatherfield

Rob is now also working with The National Tremor Foundation (NTF) and has recently been appointed as a patron for young people. Kitty Reilly, the charity's chair of the board of trustees, was thrilled to welcome Rob to the team: "The National Tremor Foundation is absolutely delighted to welcome Rob Mallard as a patron of the charity.

"With Rob's lived experience of essential tremor and TV popularity, this will certainly go a long way to raising awareness of people living with neurological tremors and the impact this has on their lives."

Rob was equally excited about his new role and said: "I am thrilled to be joining the NTF. As someone who has been living with ET for most of my life, I am acutely aware of the importance of their work and I'm proud to join them in spreading awareness and understanding of this debilitating condition."

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