Danny Miller to kidnap Gazey

'Emmerdale' star Danny Miller wants to kidnap 'Coronation Street's Craig Gazey for his soap award, after losing out to the funnyman in last year's Inside Soap awards for Best Newcomer

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'Emmerdale's Danny Miller wants to kidnap Craig Gazey for his soap award.

The 19-year-old actor - who has won acclaim for his portrayal of gay Aaron Livesy in the rural soap - lost out to the 'Coronation Street' funnyman, who plays hapless butcher Graeme Proctor, for the Best Newcomer gong at the Inside Soap Awards and is determined to steal it off him.

He told heat magazine: "I'm going to kidnap him. I'll hold him ransom, but I don't want any money - just his award!"

The actor has also defended recent criticism of gay actors playing straight characters.

Danny said: "What b******t! Surely any kind of actor can play any kind of role?"

Although he's now starring in one of the biggest soap storylines of the year, the teen actor - who appeared in 'Grange Hill' before he landed his role in 'Emmerdale' three years ago - almost quit acting before the ITV1 soap came along.

He said: "'Emmerdale' was my last shot, but it would have been heartbreaking to give up acting. I'd probably have gone back to university."

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