I'm A Celebrity star Danny Miller already has a secret Welsh hideaway round the corner from Gwrych Castle

EMMERDALE actor Danny Miller owns a caravan in Rhyl – and it is just six miles away from the castle he will be hoping to be crowned champion of the show in.

It has led to the soap star, 30, joking he might leg it to his luxury mobile home if he is forced to eat too many creepy crawlies when the show returns on Sunday, the Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

A source was first to tell us: “Danny loves his Welsh hideaway and goes there most weekends.

He’s driven past the castle loads of times so being on the show is a bit of a busman’s holiday for Dan.

“He’s joked to some of his mates that if things get too grim in the castle he could make a run for it to the caravan.

"But he’s got every intention of trying to go all the way on the programme. He loves a challenge and they don’t come much bigger than I’m A Celebrity so he’s looking forward to the challenge and to getting started.”

Danny spent time living in the mobile home during lockdown when he was a stress induced break from the soap.

The dad-of-one who has won awards for his role as Aaron Dingle in the ITV show said: “I needed some time off. I was struggling family-wise and had some personal issues.“

Our story comes a day after Danny opened up on why he’d joined the reality show which will see him appear alongside the likes of Frankie Bridge, Richard Madeley and Adam Woodyatt.

The actor, who The Sun exclusively revealed has quit the ITV soap after 13 years, hit back at claims it was mean to leave fiancee Steph Jones and new baby Albert.

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Instead Danny insisted it will give him the money to do things with his son that he would not have previously been able to do.

He said: ”Everyone is going to have their own opinion. I made the decision once we found out we were naturally pregnant.

"I was asked in February to do the show and once I'd said yes, everything had taken a turn. Steph said, 'We've always wanted to be a mum and dad, we've always wanted to be together, we're getting married next year. You've been given this opportunity and so many people out there would love to do this show, and work with Ant and Dec'.

“People think it's out of order but there are people who work for a lower wage who have to go away and provide for their family who work in the Army, who don't get contact and don't get to see them for six months. This is three weeks of my life and Albert isn't going to remember me being there or not.

”Steph is an amazing mum. It gave me even more confidence to want to go to the Castle and provide for the family.

“I'll spend the rest of his life making that up to him. It'll give me money to do things with him that I wouldn't have been able to do five years ago.

"So, to sacrifice three weeks for Steph and the baby is almost an easy decision to make. Because I know Steph has got Albert's back, he's in the best hands. If Steph was going away for three weeks, we'd have a problem.”

Danny said he may not have taken part in this year's series had it been in Australia – where it was originally filmed pre-COVID.

Yet he hopes being on it will give him more opportunities.

He told the Act On This podcast: “While I've loved every minute of Emmerdale, there's a part that wants to go out and explore other things and do dramas or films, or present something.

”I don't know where it might lead me. It might lead nowhere but I've got to try.“

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