Emmerdale’s Danny Miller ‘saves distressed man preparing to jump from a bridge’ in heroic display on Manchester motorway


EMMERDALE actor Danny Miller has ‘saved a man who was preparing to jump from a motorway bridge’, according to reports.

Danny, 30, was said to have approached the distressed man in Manchester before sharing his own experiences with mental health.

Danny Miller has reportedly saved a distressed man from taking his own life

According to Metro.co.uk, the soap star then gently coaxed him down to safety, where he was then helped by the emergency services.

A source told the website that the young man was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“The man was in serious distress and Danny went over and chatted to him. As they talked about their experience there was a clear bond,” the insider said.

“The young man eventually stepped back and they shared a hug.”

Danny was said to have chatted to the man about his own mental health experiences

Danny apparently handed over his phone number to the man and told him to call him whenever he wanted.

The star, who plays Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale, declined to comment when approached by Metro, insisting ‘he didn’t feel it was appropriate’.

Danny, who is expecting his first child with fiancée Steph Jones, has starred in the ITV soap since 2008.

Last year, he opened up about his own mental health and admitted the first coronavirus lockdown had led to ‘the lowest points of his life’.

Danny is best known for playing Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale
The actor has starred in the ITV1 soap since 2008

Thanking Steph for her support, Danny wrote on Instagram: “Truth is @stephjones1710 is the secret behind this black mirror of mine. She deserves the credit, entirely.

“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.”

Danny, pictured with fiancée Steph, admitted that he suffered mentally last year

He described Steph as “the light at the end of a very dark tunnel”, adding: “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.

“And then, like me, hopefully, you too can see a genuine path to welcoming and dealing with the horrible, invisible illness that is anxiety and depression.”

Danny urged anyone suffering from anxiety or depression to talk to someone

Danny finished his message by saying: “I hope you find that partner and that friend. Like me. And if you’re still reading this.. You’re doing great and I’m glad you exist.”

Meanwhile, Danny raised an incredible £30,000 for the charity Once Upon A Smile last year, which he co-founded.

The charity provides both practical and emotional support to bereaved families following the loss of a parent or a sibling.

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