#Robron fans were dealt a blow on tonight’s Emmerdale when Aaron got together with a new love interest – handsome medic Dr Alex Mason (Steven Flynn). Robert was left reeling after Aaron started seeing the village newcomer, who viewers saw treating Liv during her stay in hospital. But is there a future for Aaron and Alex? And what does this fresh romance mean for Aaron and Robert (Ryan Hawley)? Here’s actor Danny Miller with all the latest gossip:
How does Aaron feel to be moving on from Robert?
Well, it’s Liv who’s driving it forward. She still likes Robert and wants them to be together, but ultimately she just wants Aaron to be happy. So she tries to push this relationship with Alex onto Aaron. But there is a flicker of attraction between them at the hospital – though it’s more from the doctor at the beginning. Alex is flirtatious and Aaron doesn’t really know how to deal with the situation.
Is it interesting to be paired with someone else after so much time with Ryan?
Yeah, it’s strange. I’m so used to working with Ryan – coming into work and kissing him just becomes part of the job. So when someone new comes in – whether that’s a man or a woman – it’s always nerve-wracking for an actor because you’re kissing them with all of the crew staring at you! It’s exciting to get these new love interests while, at the same time, we’re all dying for the underlying Robert and Aaron relationship to work out. It will cause some frustration for the viewers!
How do you think viewers will react?
I don’t know, actually – they’re Robert and Aaron lovers, aren’t they? Despite anything that Robert or Aaron does, they can do no wrong in their eyes. So, they’re constantly pushing for that relationship. But I think it’s needed for this relationship with Alex to be introduced – a bond forms between Aaron and the doctor, but Robert comes in and almost interrupts things at one point, which makes it even worse for Aaron.
Do you think time apart from Robert will make an eventual reunion all the better for viewers?
It’s going to be electric when they do eventually get back together. Our producer Iain MacLeod has made it clear that he’s really up for a happy ending. It’s just a case of when and how much they can fall apart before they come back together. I think we owe it to the fans to give them a good reunion and then just see where it goes from there. It’ll be amazing when they do come back together.
There’s never a happy ending though, is there?
Well, maybe for a month! Iain’s quite adamant that he does want that happy ending – it’s just a case of when and how much stress we can put the viewers through before it happens…
Can Aaron ever learn to cope with Rebecca having Robert’s baby?
I think that life moves on. Originally I thought that there was no way of him doing it, but he loves Robert and you can’t ever get rid of that feeling. So it’ll be interesting to see which way it goes. It’ll be difficult because Rebecca and the baby will always be there as a reminder, so it’s a case of whether Aaron can ever forgive and forget and try and help out a bit.
You seemed really pleased for Ryan when he won his TV Choice Award?
I was buzzing for him. There have been so many years of Aaron being put through hell that it kind of becomes a little bit repetitive. Ryan’s worked so hard to support not just Aaron’s story but our story and he deserves recognition as well. I’d have been happy for him or John Middleton. But especially for Ryan as he deserves some recognition for all of the work he has put in over the last two years. I was really happy for him.
And will you be sad when Adam Thomas goes?
Oh, yeah – Kelvin Fletcher’s gone, Adam’s going – there’s no one left from the originals! Everyone has their little cliques and groups of people you work with the most – I work with Adam a lot, so he’ll be missed. I see him a lot outside of work, but it won’t be the same as it’s always been. But I wish him the best of luck – he’s a fantastic actor and a great lad so I wish him nothing but luck. But yeah, I’m gutted!
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