Real-life Coronation Street couple have split, according to reports

They only announced their relationship a couple of months ago

Corrie stars Rob Mallard and Daniel Brocklebank have apparently split up.

The actors – who play Daniel Osbourne and vicar Billy Mayhew – only made their romance official a couple of months ago.

Having attended numerous events together recently, they made their official red carpet debut at the LGBT Awards in May.

Rob made a beautiful tribute to Daniel when he picked up his gong for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards last month.

He sweetly said: “Even though this is fantastic, Dan you’re the best thing I’ve ever taken home.”

The Sun is now reporting a source as saying: “It was a lot of pressure for both of them to be working on the same show and going out – in the end something had to give.

“They decided to part ways a couple of weeks ago but they’re still great friends and hope to remain that way.”

The pair’s paths have never crossed on screen, but it seems romance blossomed off it when Rob helped Daniel put up some shelves.

Confirming their union on Twitter, Daniel said: “It’s true! @Rob_Mallard only came round to put some shelves up & it went from there… #LoveIsInTheAir [sic]”

Rob retweeted the comment and added one of his own to his twitter feed:

“Thanks for all of the kind comments! I have indeed bagged the ‘notorious’ @Dan_Brocklebank (batteries not included).”

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Fans were quick to congratulate them on their happy news, with one commenting: “So happy for you” and another adding: “I think you’re already my favourite couple ever!”

A source told The Mirror that: “Daniel was instantly attracted to Rob when he joined the cast.

“They got on really well and quickly developed feelings for each other. The cast love having them together on social occasions, there’s definitely real chemistry there.”

Both boys are involved in their fair share of drama on the cobbles at the moment, with Rob’s Daniel struggling with depression after splitting with Sinead and being revealed as Ken’s attacker.

Meanwhile, Billy and boyfriend Todd Grimshaw are struggling with how to help Summer, the daughter of Billy’s late ex, Drew.

Drew had asked Billy to care for Summer after his death, but her grandmother blocked his wishes.

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