The actors who play Emmerdale’s gay lovers have been blitzed with hate mail after being “outed” as straight in real life.
Danny Miller, 19, who plays Aaron Livesy, has received 20 threatening letters in a week since admitting he is dating female co-star Kirsty Leigh Porter, 21. Marc Silcock, 21, who stars as his on-screen lover Jackson Walsh, also has a girlfriend.
Now the pair, who have become gay icons, are being targeted by a fan who is livid that they are not really homosexual. The mystery viewer has sent a string of anonymous threats to ex-Grange Hill star Danny over his relationship with Kirsty, who plays Roz Fielding. The same sender is also believed to have targeted ex-Hollyoaks hunk Marc.
Emmerdale chiefs are now threatening to call police. A show source said the threatening letters had left the pair shaken. “It seems that this person doesn’t like the fact that both of these lads are straight,’’ he said. Danny wrote on Twitter: “Sad to read hate mail sent by fans that don’t want me to have a gfriend. Sorry!”
Last night an Emmerdale spokesman declined to comment.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Update: Danny has since confirmed via Twitter that the story is completely false. He wrote ‘Just to clear up. Nobody has sent any threatening letters to me whatsoever and nothing has shaken me up! It’s a load of rubbish!!!’