Aaron is a key suspect when Robert is shot, says Emmerdale star Danny Miller

Has Aaron's infamous temper lead to him getting trigger happy?

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The finger of suspicion is to point at Aaron Livesy following the shooting of his lover Robert Sugden in next week’s episodes of Emmerdale.

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Robert is to be targeted by a mystery assailant and actor Danny Miller believes that Aaron certainly has the motive to be the gunman.

“Aaron loves Robert with all his heart, but he also hates him. And you can see Aaron’s murderous traits running through this storyline. He’s getting angrier and angrier. And when Aaron’s backed into a corner, he does stupid things without thinking,” says Miller.

When you consider Aaron’s list of grievances, it’s easy to see why the character would be the focus of police enquiries. First there was the cover-up over Katie’s death, then we had the hit put out on Chas and – more recently – Paddy’s ordeal in the grain pit. Surely there’s enough there for Aaron to end up snapping?

“Yes, Robert has really put Aaron through it this past year. He’s tried to kill Chas and Paddy. And he killed Katie and then put Aaron through the torture of keeping it all a secret. So all that does make Aaron a key suspect. More so than anyone else, really.”

And what can we expect from the solution to the mystery when it comes? “I think the audience will be shocked when the truth comes out and we find out who shot Robert,” adds the actor. “Everyone is pointing at each other, but you’ll have to wait and see whether Aaron is doing this out of guilt or a sense of wanting to discover the truth. What I will say is that everything does turn on its head and there are lots of twists to come.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale below.

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