Emmerdale’s Danny Miller has uttered the words no fan of the soap wants to hear: Robron should end things.
The much-loved couple are currently struggling due to Robert’s infidelity with Rebecca White leading to her pregnancy.
Despite Aaron sticking by Robert, and insisting he should be a part of his child’s life, the scrapyard owner is finding it harder and harder to deal with.
Danny, who’s been in the soap on and off since 2008, has spoken out about what he would advise his alter ego to do if he was Aaron’s friend. And it doesn’t exactly sit well with those who adore the Robron partnership.
“As much as Robert and Aaron are good for each other, they’re also really bad for each other in some senses,” he told The Sun.
“If it wasn’t Rebecca, if it was a one-night stand, it’s be so much easier – whether it was a lad or a girl, it’s not the sexuality that matters, it’s the fact that it’s Rebecca and it’s her he chose to confide in and have sex with and there’s always going to be that reminder.
“For me, as Danny telling Aaron, I’d say time’s time, and I’m sure the fans won’t want to hear that, but it’s me watching it as a viewer as well, saying he needs to walk away from it.”
Noooooooooooo! Surely they can work it out, can’t they?
Things aren’t looking good next week when Robert produces a wad of cash that Aaron didn’t know he had.
Aaron’s furious that Robert’s kept yet another secret from him and tells him he’s not interested in the money and suggests he burn it.
Desperate to prove his loyalty, Robert does just that – much to Aaron’s horror. Maybe this is a lesson not to call someone’s bluff, Mr Dingle!
The boys manage to get the notes back, but as they head into town to bank it, they come across Rebecca, who has broken down on the outskirts of the village. It’s awkward, especially when she reveals she’s on her way to a baby scan.
Robert wants to keep going, but Aaron insists they help, and then Aaron tells Robert to take Rebecca to the hospital while he walks home.
With the future staring him in the face – the baby always being there and causing problems for him and Robert, Aaron is desperate to block out his problems, so calls Ethan, who gave him drugs in prison.
Ethan turns up with the spice as requested, but he’s also got Aaron’s enemy from jail, Jason, in tow.
Jason wants to show Aaron he’s still the boss even on the outside and it’s not long before a fight breaks out, leaving Aaron on the floor.
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By the time Robert gets home, there’s no sign of Jason or Ethan and Aaron’s thankfully decided spice isn’t the answer to his problems. So what is?
“There’s another way he deals with stress,” Danny Miller told Inside Soap. “Self-harming. That way he can hide his pain and loathing for himself.”
Taking a knife to his own skin, Aaron relieves his pain, but when Robert realises what’s going on, how will he react?
Can these two work it out? Will Robert be able to convince Aaron once and for all he can be trusted – and help his husband stop hurting himself to cope?