How does it feel to be in the running for the 'Best Serial Drama Performance' award?
"It's brilliant - it's such an amazing honour to be shortlisted, let alone nominated, at such a young age. Especially when you see people like Steve McFadden in the category, who's been in the game for years. So it's an honour - an absolute honour. That's the only way I can describe it, really."
What would it mean to you to win the award?
"It would be a dream come true. It's an award ceremony that is probably the biggest one of the year for actors - not just in soap but also for dramas and things like that. It would be an honour and it would mean quite a lot to me. I think I would round my life off then as a happy young lad!"
As you mentioned there, you're up against Steve McFadden as well as Katherine Kelly and Lacey Turner - what do you think of your competition?
"Well, if one of those other three went and won it, I really wouldn't be offended because Steve is a great actor and Katherine and Lacey are great actresses. They have a lot more experience than me and they know the game a lot better than me. I wouldn't be offended at all if I didn't win and, to be honest with you, I'm not expecting to win. It'd be nice to win, but I wouldn't be disheartened if I didn't. The fact that I've been shortlisted is a great honour anyway."
If you had to give a plea for why people should vote for you, what would you say?
"I suppose because we're a good show that needs a bit more recognition for the work that we put in day in, day out. I think it would be nice to have the show recognised more as a whole, rather than just me as well. It would obviously also mean a lot to me."
"I think all of the scenes that I did with Dominic Brunt - I really enjoyed all of Aaron's coming out stuff. We were locked inside a studio for five days and it was really intense stuff that was amazing to film! I enjoyed that more than anything and I think that's the most important thing, that it was enjoyable. I think those scenes will be a memory that I take through for the rest of my life."
As an actor, how important is it to win awards?
"I think that awards are just an added bonus. It comes with the package, really. It's nice to be recognised and nice if people are enjoying your work, but it's not about the awards at the end of the day. The important thing is if your work is getting recognised and if you're enjoying yourself. I suppose that if you're just doing it for the awards then you're in the wrong game, really! Some of the best actors in the world have only won a couple of awards and they're still successful. I don't think that the awards are that important but it's always nice to win one as an added bonus!"
Emmerdale is up for the 'Best Serial Drama' prize at the ceremony - do you think it's in with a good chance?
"I think we've got a lot of competition. I think that, sadly, we're always seen as the third best soap after EastEnders and Coronation Street and the competition is mainly between those two. I'd like to say that we're going to win, but I'm not 100% certain. I wouldn't put my money on anybody really, as obviously Coronation Street have had a big live episode and it was seen as one of the best episodes in soap, so there's that competition. And then there's also the competition from EastEnders who have also done a live episode successfully. So the competition's high and I think any soap that walks away with it has got to feel as though they deserve it, but also don't deserve it as well in a way - as the competition has been so high this year!"
What do you think Emmerdale's recent highlights have been?
"I think that the highlight in general was Gavin Blyth taking over. I think it was him taking over that made us the soap we are today. He created so many storylines, so I don't think I'd have enough time to tell you which ones he would be proud of. But that was certainly my highlight."
"Yeah, I've said this to Marc - I think he's got a good chance of winning because of the popularity of Aaron and Jackson's storyline and because we've been on screen a lot. People are familiar with Jackson and I think that some of the other competition haven't been on screen as long as Marc, which is a great advantage for him. I wish him the best and I hope that we can at least walk away with one on the night!"
Are you looking forward to the NTA event itself?
"I'm really looking forward to it - it always gives me a good chance to catch up with people I know from the other soaps and see what they've been up to. It's always great fun to mingle around with people and have a laugh with them."
It's been a fantastic year for you - what has it meant to you to have so much support from the Emmerdale fans?
"It's been amazing - it's been life-changing, really. It's really nice that people have accepted the storyline, whether they're gay or not. It's a good storyline and I think, God rest his soul, if Gavin was here he would be exceptionally proud of the fact that we are up for these awards and people have accepted the story as much as he was hoping."
> Click here to read more Emmerdale chat from Danny Miller in Soap Scoop
Cast your votes for the National Television Awards by clicking here. Danny is nominated in the 'Best Serial Drama Performance' category alongside Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly and EastEnders stars Lacey Turner and Steve McFadden.