Emmerdale bosses have said Danny Miller will be "sorely missed" as he leaves the soap after 13 years.
The 30-year-old first broke the news ahead of his appearance on the new series of I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!, which begins on Sunday 21 November.
The team at Emmerdale have released a statement saying that Danny will be “hugely missed” after his exit from the show, which he has been part of since first appearing in 2008.
It reads: "Danny has achieved so much during his time at Emmerdale playing the role of Aaron. He has had to tackle some of the hardest hitting storylines and has made a lasting impact on the show.
They continued: “Aaron is a character our viewers took into their hearts and have followed his rollercoaster journey for years. Danny will be hugely missed and we wish him all the best going forwards."
Danny was involved in many integral storylines over the course of his time on Emmerdale, however the actor revealed that he is now ready for a change.
Part of this decision comes as he has become a new father after welcoming son Albert with fiancée Steph Jones in October.
“I’d like to think I’m very, very far away from Aaron and that’s part of the reason why I wanted to do [I’m A Celeb]. I’ve actually left Emmerdale, I unfortunately decided to start a new path in life,” Danny told Metro.co.uk.
"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.
"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."
I’m a Celebrity begins this Sunday, and is once again taking place at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.
After making the tough decision to leave Emmerdale, it appears Danny is excited to compete on the ITV reality show and looks forward to what’s to come in his future.
"It was a really tough decision, that’s why I’m so emotional about it now, talking about it,” he said.
“I’m hoping that stuff happens after, I’m not holding my breath because why should I?
"But I’m certainly hoping that I can have more time with the family and then see what happens."
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