Emmerdale's poodle replacement?
'Emmerdale' star Danny Miller is unimpressed with the suggestion from the show's producers to replace his character's dead Alsatian with a poodle
'Emmerdale' bosses want to replace Aaron's dead dog with a poodle.
Last week, a devastated Aaron (Danny Miller) broke down when his beloved Alsatian Clyde was savaged in a revenge attack as part of his ongoing feud with thug Mickey (Lee Oakes), but producers of the ITV1 show have come up with a way to help him cope.
Series producer Gavin Blythe joked: "I keep telling him I'm going to get him a poodle, which Danny doesn't really side the funny side of and I don't understand why."
However, Danny - who plays the gay teen in the soap - doesn't think Aaron will ever be ready to replace Clyde, who had to be put down because of his injuries.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't think he will get a new dog. I don't think he'll want to replace him, Clyde was a big part of his life. I know he was only a dog but I don't think it will be very easy for him just to replace him. I don't think there are any plans to get a new dog any time soon."
Hot-headed Aaron has previously admitted he has intimacy issues after a tough childhood, and Danny thinks Clyde provided "unconditional love" for the troubled mechanic.
He explained: "It's like it's his best mate, it's like he's actually in love with a dog because he's the only person he can really sort of care for. It's unconditional love, he doesn't talk back to him and I think Aaron loved being in control of the dog, in control of something in his life. They were like best mates."