|Coronation star Rob Mallard comes out|
Coronation Street star Rob Mallard has thanked fans for their support after revealing that he is gay.
Rob, who plays Daniel Osbourne in Corrie, has spoken for the first time about his sexuality in Gay Times magazine and took to Twitter to thank people for their kind words following the article.
He said: “Thanks for all the kind words following the @GayTimesMag interview! Genuinely touched by people’s kindness.”
Oldham actor Rob, who plays Ken Barlow’s bookish son Daniel in the ITV1 soap, told Gay Times that he never planned to keep it quiet that he was gay but his only concern was that viewers wouldn’t believe his relationships with women on the show.
The actor, who came out to his friends and family at the age of 17, arrived in Weatherfield at the end of last year. His mysterious character turned up at his dad Ken’s bedside after he had suffered a stroke.
And his character will soon be seen enjoying a steamy fling with Sinead Tinker, played by Katie McGlynn, in the Underworld factory after her relationship with Chesney Brown broke down.