I'm A Celebrity 2021: Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle

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  • Danny Miller
    Actor
  • Simon Gregson
    British actor
  • Frankie Bridge
    British singer
Danny Miller is the winner of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' 2021. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Danny Miller is the winner of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' 2021. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Danny Miller has been crowned the winner of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2021.

The Emmerdale star pipped fellow soap actor Coronation Street star Simon Gregson to the title of King of the Castle after being voted the winner of the ITV reality show of the public.

Miller, 30, said to viewers: "From the bottom of my heart and my family's heart. This is the best thing that's ever happened to my father's son."

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The actor - best known for playing Aaron Dingle in the ITV soap since 2008 - left behind his six-week-old baby son Albert and fiancee Steph Jones to take part in the reality show at Gwrych Castle in north Wales.

He told Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: "I've made no secret that I wanted to do this to set him up financially for the future and I wasn't in a place to do that. Hopefully I'll be able to do that now and I've also made my family proud."

The soap star initially struggled to overcome his fear in some of the gruelling trials in the show, and kept being voted by the public to take part in more.

Joking about how he had come across on screen Miller said: "The original idea was to show them that I don't just cry on television but I think I've failed.

Danny Miller faced a helmet filled with bugs and scorpions for his final trial. (ITVShutterstock)
Danny Miller faced a helmet filled with bugs and scorpions for his final trial. (ITVShutterstock)

"I've played him [Aaron Dingle] for a long time and I wanted show a different side of myself and to have a go at the reality world and I've loved every minute of it."

And speaking about his bromance with fellow campmate David Ginola, Miller admitted he had been so excited to meet the former footballer.

Danny MIller bonded with David Ginola in the castle. (ITV?Shutterstock)
Danny MIller bonded with David Ginola in the castle. (ITV?Shutterstock)

He said: "He exceeded all the expectations. To spend that much time with him and then genuinely like him. I instantly bonded with him."

Meanwhile, runner-up Gregson joked that he may need to see a doctor after watching back highlights of how much he had broken wind during his time in the castle.

Asked by Ant and Dec if that was normal behaviour for him, the 47-year-old actor said: "I'm not as bad as that. I'm seriously thinking I need to see someone when I get out - it isn't normal!"

Danny Miller was crowned King of the Castle, while Simon Gregson was runner-up and Frankie Bridge finished third. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Danny Miller was crowned King of the Castle, while Simon Gregson was runner-up and Frankie Bridge finished third. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Gregson - who has played Steve McDonald in Corrie since 1989 - also revealed he had not been too scared of the Bushtucker Trials by cunningly keeping his phobia of spiders from the show producers.

He confessed: "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would because I really dont like spiders, so every time I was asked what I was I afraid of I said I 'aint telling you. So..."

Read more: Why Emmerdale's Danny Miller is leaving newborn son to go into camp

Loose Women presenter and former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge came third in the reality show, despite being the bookmakers favourite to win.

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