Emmerdale’s Danny Miller reveals how he fell in love with fiancée Steph in school

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Emmerdale star Danny Miller has shared the sweet moment he knew his fiancee Steph Jones was “the one” – all the way back in primary school.

The happy couple revealed to OK! back in May thatthey are engaged and expecting their first child together, after previously struggling to conceive.

Danny got down on one knee during a luxury holiday to St Lucia in January, with Steph falling pregnant shortly afterwards.

Celebrating their news on Loose Women on Monday, Danny – who plays Emmerdale’s Aaron Dingle – shared his delight at finally adding to their family.

“I love the way you've both got a permanent grin,” Nadia Sawalha beamed to the happy couple, who were interviewed via videolink.

“The romantic in me needs to hear more about the fact that you were together at primary school. Did you play kiss chase and all of that?”

Danny then explained: “Yes, I was already at the primary school and Steph came into primary school after about a year that I had been there.

“It was just… you know, any new kid coming into school when you're that age is really kind of exciting, but then when Steph stepped in… I just kind of got on with her straight away and fancied her straight away.”

He then joked that he “bothered Steph for about a year” before she said yes to him asking her out.

After reuniting and getting dogs together and wanting children, Danny talked about their struggle to conceive, with the pressure making it worse for both of them.

The couple found out they were expecting their first child just days before starting IVF treatment – with Danny finding out Steph was pregnant in the midst of filming a dramatic barn explosion scene on Emmerdale.

Steph said that while their fertility struggle was difficult, she found solace in her work as an NHS midwife and was comforted by helping others who have struggled to conceive babies they wanted so desperately.

“At one time, I was meeting quite a few women who had been through IVF or had really struggled to become pregnant, or had IVF cancelled, or treatment cancelled due to COVID and lockdown,” she told the Loose Women panel.

“Then they had this baby that I was meeting with them at home, and it gave me a little bit of hope really, to see women that had been on a similar journey, and had the baby in their arms at home.

“So it was actually quite beneficial to meet those women and see ‘actually, keep going, keep hope, keep positive, and we can finally have our own baby hopefully one day.’”

She is due to give birth in October.

Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.

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