'I'm A Celebrity' winner Danny Miller says he 'couldn't afford' to quit show

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I'm A Celebrity champion Danny Miller has said he wouldn't have been able to "afford" quitting the programme if he had wanted to.

The actor was crowned King of the Castle on Sunday's finale following three weeks in the competition, although his journey got off to a rough start after he was part of the group that were put into tougher conditions away from the main camp at ‘The Clink’.

Campmates including Arlene Phillips and Naughty Boy expressed a desire to leave while quitting was something that crossed Miller’s mind too, however, he’s said the fact he “couldn’t afford” to leave played a part in him staying.

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Danny Miller said conditions in the camp were tough. (ITV)
Danny Miller said conditions in the camp were tough. (ITV)

The 30-year-old told The Mirror: “There were a lot of things thrown at us and there were a lot of people saying they wanted to quit. They hadn’t signed up for this experience. The Clink was hard. I don’t think I realised how hard it was when I signed up.

“But there’s no point in me lying. The truth is that I wouldn’t have been able to afford to walk away from it. I think it was a mental challenge for me. Everyone in there had their own mental battles, and people in there including me have got their own mental health issues and stuff.”

“And as much as I probably did want to leave at some points, it was never an option, because A, I couldn’t afford to do it, and B, I didn’t want to do it,” he added.

Danny Miller was crowned King of the Castle, while Simon Gregson was runner-up and Frankie Bridge finished third. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Danny Miller was crowned King of the Castle, while Simon Gregson was runner-up and Frankie Bridge finished third. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Miller added he wanted to “finish the journey” for himself and his family while also honouring his contract.

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The former Emmerdale star entered Gwrych Castle just weeks after the birth of his first child with fiancée Steph Jones in October, a son named Albert.

He explained before going onto the programme that the show was an opportunity for him to “provide for the family”.

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Miller left his role as Aaron Dingle on ITV soap Emmerdale earlier this year. He has played the character for several stints since his first appearance in 2008.

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