Corrie's Rob Mallard explains why he shakes after tremor at 14

Corrie's Rob Mallard explains why he shakes after tremor at 14

March 8, 2022

Coronation Street’s Rob Mallard has been speaking about the tremor he’s had since he was 14 years old.

Rob – who plays Daniel Osbourne in the ITV soap – featured in today’s edition (March 8) of This Morning, speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about his character’s latest storyline.

Daniel will soon come face to face with Nicky (Kimberly Hart Simpson) – a former sex worker who he grew close to in the aftermath of Sinead’s death.

This will cause problems for Daisy (Charlotte Jordan), Daniel’s girlfriend who will no doubt grow jealous if she learns of Nicky and Daniel’s past.

As the conversation continued, topic turned to Rob’s tremor that sometimes impacts him when filming.

‘I was diagnosed with an essential tremor when I was 14, but I didn’t realise how serious it was until I was in my mid 20s. You assume with shaking it’s an old people thing’, he said.

‘It’s common in young people and often misdiagnosed as anxiety, or people may think your withdrawing from something, whereas it’s actually neurones in the brain that are firing incorrectly, causing involuntary shaking’.

This isn’t the first time Rob has appeared on the ITV daytime show to speak about the condition.

In 2018, he told Phil and Holly that he attempted to keep a lid on the tremor, fearing it would impact his ability to get cast in shows.

More recently, the actor spoke about his experiences on The Vanity Project, a podcast hosted by drag queen Vanity Von Glow:

‘It’s an essential tremor,’ he explained.

‘There’s something in the brain. I get it in my hands and arms and sometimes in the back of my neck. Katherine Hepburn had it. It’s not mentality debilitating, but it does get worse as you get older.’

‘There’s a lot of close ups on phones, but they tend to be the hardest shots because I have to use both hands. You’ve just got to work around it.’

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