Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale star Danny Miller has praised the decision to give Aaron Dingle a new love interest.
Next week’s episodes see new cast member Simon Lennon make his first appearance as Ben, who’ll have a romantic storyline with Aaron.
Ben works at the Hawksford Outdoor Pursuits centre (HOP) and catches Aaron’s eye in upcoming scenes. However, things get complicated when Ben reminds Aaron that they already know each other.
Aaron used to bully Ben at school for being gay, leading to a frosty reunion. Once Aaron makes a heartfelt apology, he’s hopeful that he can still make things work with Ben.
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Speaking to Digital Spy and other media, Danny explained: “Obviously for me as the actor, it’s always great to work with new cast members coming in.
“I think it was inevitable that eventually Aaron was going to find someone else, because he’s that character that needs to be loved and he wants that security. He’s open to the prospect, for sure.
“It’s one of those things. It was going to happen one day, because there’s lots of drama in love. And Aaron loves a lot of drama!”
The new plot sees Aaron try to start moving on with his life after his husband Robert Sugden’s imprisonment led to the breakdown of their marriage.
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Asked about Emmerdale moving forward after the popular ‘Robron’ era, Danny continued: “From Robert’s point of view, he’s said it’s dead and buried. He’s going to be in prison for the foreseeable future.
“Aaron goes and finds Ben and wants to make a go of it. He wants them to get to know each other a bit better in person. Aaron doesn’t necessarily want to move on, because of how much love he’s got for Robert, but he knows he has to move on otherwise he’ll find himself in the dark hole that he was in many years ago. He’s certainly ready to allow somebody into his life again and trust them.
“Ben is entirely different from Robert. I think in some ways, Robert was the rock of the relationship. He was the anchor and he would be the one that would make everything work together. Because of that, Aaron almost sort of needed Robert.
“In this situation I think Aaron feels as though he’s the one having to drive the relationship almost, because he owes an apology to Ben and he owes an explanation. Aaron wants to make up for it and because of that, that means he has to really work at this.
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“It’s a tough one, because Robert was such a big part of Aaron’s life. When someone then goes and creates a big hole in your life like Robert did, it’s difficult to fill it. But I think he’s doing his best to try it, and Ben seems like a very down to earth, genuine lad who has obviously got similar interests.”
Danny also discussed how Robron fans may react to Aaron’s new romance over the coming weeks.
He said: “I think everybody reacts differently. I think we got a taste of it when Dr Alex came in for a bit. It’s difficult, because I don’t think there is a fanbase that’s as dedicated and so passionate as Robron, even now.
“Even though Ryan [Hawley] has gone, there’s still that fanbase. A lot of people say ‘when’s Robert coming back?’ and that kind of thing. That shows that people were very much invested in that.
“But you know, people were the same with Jackson and Aaron, and when he went, I think they thought that Aaron would never love again. And he did, he found Robert. So I think there’s a story to be told still. He’s going to move on and find love again.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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Deviyon aur sajjano, brace yourself for the 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)! Celebrating two decades of unparalleled success and popularity, KBC not only emerged as a game-changer for the Indian television industry but also instilled a larger focus on the power of knowledge being a great leveller. In its 12th Season, the show makes a comeback with a two-fold messaging which conveys not just the bigger and better return of the show amidst a pandemic, but also a motivational nudge for participants and viewers to consider setbacks as a stepping stone for a greater comeback. Produced by StudioNEXT, and hosted by the superstar, Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 will premiere on September 28, 2020.
A thunderous response during the first ever digital audition for KBC Season 12, underlined the raging fire of hope, dreams and aspirations within people from all nooks and corners of the country. As a platform, KBC has gone beyond its capacity as a show year after year, putting the common man at the forefront and celebrating human virtues of self-belief, patience, perseverance, courage, confidence, optimism and intelligence.
While the core of the show remains the same, KBC 12 comes with a few changes relevant to the current times. For starters, for the very first time in 20 years, KBC will not host in-studio audience keeping in line with the government mandated safety guidelines and protocols in response to COVID-19. The in-studio audience played a huge role as a lifeline – Audience Poll in helping the contestants on the Hotseat move ahead in the game. This year, ‘Audience Poll’ will be replaced by the lifeline ‘Video-A-Friend’. The other three lifelines remain the same – ’50:50′, ‘Ask The Expert’ and ‘Flip The Question’. The number of fastest finger first contestants, who will compete to be on the hot seat per week, has been reduced from the usual 10 to 8.
With KBC Play Along on Sony LIV, viewers can enjoy the thrill of the gameshow by participating and matching their power of knowledge with the contestants on the hot seat simultaneously, starting 28th September.
KBC 12 is co-powered by Vedantu and Tata Salt. The Associate Sponsors are IDFC FIRST Bank, LIC, Asian Paints, Ultratech Cement, QuickHeal, Sensodyne and Nissan. Reserve Bank Of India is the Special Partner on the show.
Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Content, Sony Entertainment Television and Digital Business, says, “Reinvention, they say, is the key to success. And thus, we began the preparation of the 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a show that has been nurtured as a brand over its 20-year history in India. Considering the current times, the interest in participation through digital registrations has been very encouraging this year. And the numbers showcase that people are readily embracing the ‘new normal’ brought on by the pandemic. This year’s theme, ‘Jo Bhi Ho Setback Ka Jawab Comeback Se Do’, reflects in the real-life stories and experiences that contestants will be seen sharing on the show, thereby serving as inspiring examples for the millions of viewers.”
Indranil Chakraborty, Head – StudioNEXT, says, “For the 12th season of KBC, we have consciously looked at re-engineering the set so that the distancing norms are met while the impact of this property is retained. Due to no studio audience, we have changed the lifeline ‘Audience Poll’ to ‘Video-A-Friend’. Having said that, we are certain that Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s charisma and the interesting on-screen and off-screen journeys of contestants, will keep the audiences engrossed. The show continues to be iconic in many ways and is sure to raise the bar this season as well.”
Mr Siddhartha Basu, Consultant, KBC 12, says, “KBC turns 20 in 2020, and with all the challenges of this tough year, looks to come back as strong as ever, reviving the much-loved magic of the khaas khel with the aam aadmi and the adwitiya host. While adapting to the realities of today, the show still packs a punch, reaching out to both the mind and the heart, touching lives in a very real way. Viewers can also look forward to playing along with the contestants, as they watch, with richer pickings than ever before.”
Tune in to watch Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 starting September 28, every Monday-Friday, at 9 PM on Sony TV.
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