Emmerdale stars Danny Miller and Adam Thomas reunited for charity challenge

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The boys were back together again for an episode of ITV2 game show Release The Hounds.

Emmerdale stars Danny Miller and Adam Thomas were reunited onscreen last night. Sadly it wasn't because Adam is returning to the ITV soap. His character Adam Barton is still on the run.

But the real-life friends were contestants on ITV 2 gameshow, Release The Hounds. They were joined by Adam's real-life twin brother, Scott (of ITV 2's Love Island fame), and between them the Manchester lads managed to raise £15,000 for Danny's childrens' charity, Once Upon A Smile, which helps provide practical and emotional support to bereaved families.

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But it was no breezy walk in the woods as Danny, Adam and Scott shrieked their way through a number of creepy challenges to win the money!

The trio were attacked by spooky-looking children and had to make it across a minefield of fireballs. And that was just for starters as they were left to face a pack of scary dogs with very sharp teeth!

"That’s the scariest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never been chased by dogs before and I don’t want to do it again," said Adam. “It’s been scary but I’m glad we did it.”

At the end Danny said: “I don’t mean to get too emotional, but you don’t know how much this means for the charity.”


Catch the next episode of Release The Hounds on Thursday 25th January at 9.00pm on ITV2

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