“The thrill of win­ning never wears off!”

Inside Soap - - THE INSIDE SOAP AWARDS 2018 -

The Dales’ Aaron is adored by hubby Robert, sis­ter Liv and mum Chas – and Danny Miller, who plays the Din­gle fella, has proved him­self equally pop­u­lar with In­side Soap read­ers, as he steps up to col­lect our very first Soap Su­per­star award!

This brand-new cat­e­gory is ded­i­cated to the stars you love to love – so we asked you to nom­i­nate your favourite soapies and tell us why they’re your top telly tal­ent. Our

Danny gar­nered com­ments rang­ing from, “His por­trayal of Aaron has given hope to peo­ple fac­ing is­sues in real life,” to, “He’s the best crier on TV” – and more than a few say­ing, “He’s fit!” And it’s clear that Danny is thrilled to have been voted to win the prize…

Con­grat­u­la­tions on be­ing one of the first win­ners of our new­est award!

Thank you! I saw the cat­e­gory on Twit­ter, but didn’t know about it be­fore. I find it very over­whelm­ing peo­ple have been vot­ing for me. Be­ing lucky enough to win is still a thrill – the nov­elty never wears off!

It’s not the first award that you’ve won – where have they all ended up?

My mum usu­ally takes them off me! But she’s started slyly giv­ing a few of them back… They never go in a box not to be thought about again, though. I’m re­ally proud of these things.

It’s also not the first time you’ve made it along to the In­side Soap Awards af­ter-party…

There’s noth­ing I don’t like about the In­side Soap Awards! It’s very re­lax­ing – all peo­ple re­ally want is to cel­e­brate the per­for­mances and a year of work­ing hard. It’s a good night out, and spir­its are lifted here!

Are you miss­ing your for­mer co-star and good mate Adam Thomas (Adam Bar­ton)?

Yeah, there’s no one for me to party with, ha ha! I’ll just have to grab hold of Quinny [An­thony Quin­lan, who plays Pete Bar­ton] and per­suade him along in­stead…

What do you reckon has sparked your – and Aaron’s – pop­u­lar­ity?

Four or five years ago, when Aaron was em­broiled in his re­ally dark years, was a time when men­tal health wasn’t spo­ken about as much as it is now. Plus, Aaron com­ing out was a story ahead of its time. I think that peo­ple could re­late to that, and it’s some­thing peo­ple could re­watch.

Are there any other Em­merdale char­ac­ters you’d like to play?

Graham Foster. An­drew Scar­bor­ough, who plays him, is a mag­nif­i­cent ac­tor and a good lad. He makes it look easy. He’s so good at play­ing sullen, con­sid­er­ing he’s not moody or sullen at all. He has this great laugh, which I love! He’s bril­liant.

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