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British Soap Awards: Coronation Street’s Rob Mallard and Daniel Brocklebank Address Reaction To Their Relationship

'It’s not a story, it’s just, single gay man meets other single gay man at work, starts relationship.'

03/06/2017 20:57 BST | Updated 03/06/2017 21:14 BST

‘Coronation Street’ stars Rob Mallard and Daniel Brocklebank have admitted that it felt “odd” to hit headlines last month, when it was revealed that they are in a relationship

The two actors made their first appearance since confirming the news at the British Soap Awards, which they attended with their mums(!).

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Speaking on the red carpet, they also expressed their thanks for the many positive messages fans sent.

Daniel told HuffPost UK: “[It’s] odd. I’ve never had anything like that printed about my personal life in the press before, so it was a very strange thing to have to deal with but we knew it was going to happen and thankfully the reception was very, very warm indeed.”

Rob added: “We weren’t sure what to do with it at all really because it’s not a story, it’s just single gay man meets other single gay man at work, starts relationship.

“There’s not anything there but absolutely, the responses that we got from people you don’t know, saying nice things about you. That can’t be bad, can it?”

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It’s been a busy week for Rob, who has been at the centre of the latest ‘Corrie’ episodes.

During the past five days, viewers have seen his character, Daniel Osbourne, break down when the truth about the fact he attacked Ken Barlow was revealed

He was then stunned by the surprise arrival of his mother, Denise

The British Soap Awards air on ITV on Tuesday 6 June. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

British Soap Awards 2017 Red Carpet