‘Emmerdale’ actor Danny Miller has pledged his future to the soap for “as long as” bosses want him around.
The soap star – who has been playing Aaron Sugden-Dingle for over a decade now – revealed that despite co-star Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden-Dingle) being set to exit the show, he has no plans to leave.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper’s Hot TV column, he said:
“It’s been 11 years now and there really is nothing like being called upstairs about a big storyline.
“I’m still buzzing about what’s coming up. I’m happy to stay as long as they’ll have me. I’d just turned 17 when I first started at ‘Emmerdale’.
“I never expected it, I never trained for it, I just fell into it. I initially signed up for six months and I never expected it to last.”
And while the 28-year-old star is excited for what’s the come, he admitted he doesn’t “take any of it for granted”, as he never assumes he’ll be kept on.
“When I look back at those early years I’m happy to admit that a lot of the time I felt like a fraud. But I worked hard and I learned from some of the best in the business.
“And even now, I never expect a new contract, because I think you can become a bit too comfortable which can make you lazy. I never take any of it for granted.”
Meanwhile, Danny recently admitted he is heart-broken about Ryan’s upcoming exit from the ITV soap.
He made a quip about his on-screen husband Robert’s departure from the Dales, but soon backtracked when a fan insisted it is “too soon for jokes”.
In response to the supporter of Robron – the nickname given to Robert and Aaron Sugden-Dingle – he wrote:
“I’m right there with you, trust me. It’s merely a defence mechanism to hide my true feelings.. [heart-broken emoji]. (sic)”