Emmerdale’s Danny Miller confirms first major acting role after leaving ITV soap

Former Emmerdale star Danny Miller has confirmed his first major acting role since leaving the ITV soap.

The actor played fan favourite Aaron Dingle in the TV Dales between 2008 and 2014 before reprising his role for another stint between 2014 and last year.

He then decided to swap the familiar scenes of Soapland for ITV's hit reality show, I'm A Celeb, where he was crowned the winner of the series at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

Danny, 31, has now announced his new role, which will see him taking his talents to the panto stage at Christmas.

He's bagged himself the lead role in Jack and The Beanstalk, will will be running at Bradford Theatre from December 10 until January 22 next year.

Revealing the news on Twitter, Bradford Theatre wrote: "We’re so excited that Emmerdale star and King of the Jungle Danny Miller and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK runner-up & musical theatre performer Divina De Campo will be joining Billy Pearce in this year’s panto Jack and the Beanstalk".

Danny himself retweeted the announcement and quipped: "Oh yes I am! Etc." – referencing that famous panto catchphrase.

He added: "I have loved the story of Jack and the Beanstalk since I was a kid so I’m really excited to bring it to life on the stage. To get the chance alongside Billy and Divina will be bags of fun!"

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It's not his first theatre role as he starred as Prince Charming in Cinderella at Blackpool's Grand Theatre between 2012 and 2013.

Danny said he left Emmerdale as he "decided to start a new path in life".

He explained: "I’ve got my baby now and I’m [getting] married next year, it felt like the right time to open a new chapter in my life. I’m very, very emotional about it actually, it’s been a massive part of my life…

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"I’ve wanted to spread my wings for a while and a show like this can give me the opportunity to see what else happens after it. [I can] start a new life with my family and see what happens."

Danny went on to win his series of I'm A Celeb, which starred GMB's Richard Madeley, Corrie's Simon Gregson and Loose Women's Frankie Bridge.

He became a dad when he welcomed his son Albert with his fiancé Steph – and the family's life can be seen on their YouTube channel.

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