Rob expressed no interest in acting until a friend of his asked him to perform in a student film he was making.
Rob has modelled for catalogue chain Argos. He can be seen in their Autumn/Winter 2007 catalogue.
Rob won the British Soap Award for Sexiest Male in 2007.
Rob: My dad doesn't watch Coronation Street. But my mum is a massive fan. I'd like to think my dad will watch it for a few token episodes as I'm in it.
Rob: I've only been acting for about two years. I went to Huddersfield University Business School. That's where I learned my trade.
Rob: I wasn't even in the nativity play at school, but a friend of a friend was doing a Performing Arts course at Salford University and needed to make a film. An actor had dropped out, so I stepped in. It was my day off, cold, wet, no food - and I loved it.