Danny Miller — things you didn't know about the 'I'm A Celebrity' winner

Danny Miller, Emmerdale
Danny Miller has become a household name for playing the role of Aaron Dingle in 'Emmerdale'. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Since he joined Emmerdale back in 2008, Danny Miller has become a household name for playing the role of Aaron Dingle.

Not only did he capture the hearts of the nation as he became one half of the soap's most popular couple, 'Robron' alongside former co-star Ryan Hawley (who played Robert Sugden), but he has often found himself at the center of some of Emmerdale's most hard-hitting storylines.

Danny announced that he was leaving Emmerdale just days before entering Gwrych Castle for I'm A Celebrity 2021 and now we can add him to our I'm A Celebrity winners list after he was crowned the first-ever king of the castle in the 2021 season final. 

How much do you know about Danny Miller?

Of course, there's more to Danny than just being on TV. Most fans of the actor will know that:

  • He's won countless awards for his role as Aaron Dingle
  • He was in ITV drama Scott and Bailey before joining Emmerdale
  • He co-founded the charity Once Upon a Smile in memory of former Emmerdale producer Gavin Blyth

Here are a few facts you might not know about Danny Miller...

1. 'Emmerdale' wasn't his first major acting role

Like lots of TV stars, Danny made a name for himself as an actor on CBBC drama Grange Hill in 2007 before he joined the Emmerdale cast a year later. 

He was in the show for 8 episodes, playing a character called Kyle Brown, and the rest, as they say, is now history. 

2. Danny Miller spends his spare time with his friends and family

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With his hectic filming schedule on Emmerdale, Danny can often be found working 12-hour days, but he unwinds by catching up with his friends and family, spending time with his fiancée Steph and their new baby, their dogs Gini and Kenny, or playing football and working up a sweat at the gym.

3. Danny Miller is best friends with his co-stars

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Emmerdale actors have always praised the show for its close-knit cast and crew, and Danny is no different. The actor is bound to have made friends with the people he has worked with for more than 10 years, but he is so close to some of his colleagues that he classes them as ‘family’. 

He often shares pictures of himself with Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle) and Isobel Steele (Liv Flaherty) both of whom he credits as close friends. He is also best friends with former Emmerdale favourite Adam Thomas

4. He’s a very proud uncle 

Danny often shows the world what a doting brother, brother-in-law, and uncle he is by sharing pictures of himself with his nieces and nephews on Instagram. 

He’s clearly a very popular uncle Dan! 

5. He's not a natural singer 

While he might enjoy getting up on stage and belting out a song after a few beers, Danny has admitted that singing isn’t exactly his strongest point! 

He told Digital Spy: "I don't have a nice singing voice! I'll usually try to murder a Frank Sinatra song like 'My Way'. In my head, I sound exactly like him, but when you watch the footage back, evidently not! 

"But other than that, I try to stay away from singing as much as I can, it's not a highlighted talent of mine!"

6. He’s got a famous dad

Danny’s dad, Vince Miller, is a comedian and compère with 65 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before retiring, Vince was probably best known for being the matchday host at Old Trafford and was very good friends with Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Danny often shares pictures of his dad on social media and the pair are very close. 

7. He’s terrified of heights

If there was one thing in this world you would never catch Danny Miller doing, it is jumping out of a plane. In fact, he is so terrified about the idea that he actually turned down doing a skydive while filming for Emmerdale

The actor told Digital Spy: "Years ago they gave me the option to do it, but I just couldn't. I've always regretted it. I'm absolutely terrified of heights, so maybe it's something I'd like to do in the future... although even saying it scares me!"

He was forced to face his fear when entering the I'm A Celebrity camp in 2021, after being asked to walk along a thin platform suspended off the edge of a huge cliff - and he did amazingly! 

Danny Miller's Fact File 

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the actor....

How old is he?

Danny Miller's age is 29. He was born on 2nd January 1991.

Is he in a relationship?

Yes; Danny Miller announced his engagement to his girlfriend Steph in January 2021. The couple also has two pet dogs, Gini and Kenny.

Does he have kids?

Yes, Danny and Steph recently had their first child together. Steph gave birth to their newborn son, Albert, on Oct. 25, 2021.

Where was he born?

Danny Miller was born in Stockport in Greater Manchester.

Twitter: @DannyBMiller

Instagram: @ danny_b_miller

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8 pm on Thursdays.

We work hard to ensure that all information is correct. Facts that change over time, such as age, will be correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of the last article update.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.