Emmerdale favourite Danny Miller has opened up about his mental health battle during the coronavirus lockdown periods.
The star, 30, known to Emmerdale viewers as a popular member of the Dingle clan, bravely posted on Instagram.
The actor, who won the British Soap Award for Best Actor in 2011, 2012 and 2016, praised the support he received from partner Steph and the love he has for his dog Gini.
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The post read: “I couldn’t have got through lockdown without these two little belters!”
The actor spoke of his love for Steph, writing: “Truth is @stephjones1710 is the secret behind this black mirror of mine. She deserves the credit, entirely.”
Danny continued: “We all show off our best moments on socials, never do we share the worst moments. But this girl has shared and carried some of the lowest points of my life over the last few months.”
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Danny went on to call Steph a “bloody good partner, daughter, sister, auntie but most importantly a true friend”, adding that she was “a light at the end of a very dark tunnel”.
He added: “All that thrown into a big bowl of love and appreciation, mixed in with a beautiful cavapoo in little Gini has played a huge part in me overcoming those dark moments!
“Anxiety and depression grabs you and shakes you no matter who you are or what walk of life. And I hope you read this post (and yes you may cringe) and see the bigger picture. Talk to someone. And allow someone to love you and love them in return.”
Danny first joined Emmerdale back in 2008 and has been involved in some of the soap’s biggest storylines over the last decade or so.
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