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'Emmerdale' producer: 'Aaron will have ray of sunshine in 2012'

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Emmerdale's Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) will have "a real chance [of] happiness" in 2012, series producer Stuart Blackburn has revealed.

Viewers have been waiting for an end to Aaron's suffering following his struggle with his sexuality, his decision to help paraplegic boyfriend Jackson Walsh (Marc Silcock) commit suicide and a subsequent obsession with self-harming.

The story reaches its climax for Jackson, but its only the beginning for Aaron and Hazel

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Chas finds blood on Aaron and realises he has been self harming

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In a teaser video of the next year, Blackburn said that while there may still be hardship ahead for Jackson's mother Hazel (Pauline Quirke), Aaron will finally experience "a ray of sunshine" ahead of his departure from the village.

"Hazel and Aaron's [assisted suicide] story has been magnificent and what can I say about Danny Miller and Pauline Quirke? They are absolutely phenomenal," he said.

The story reaches its climax for Jackson, but its only the beginning for Aaron and Hazel

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"I think Hazel is going to make the ultimate sacrifice. What we're going to see with Aaron is perhaps finally, a real ray of sunshine, a real chance for him to find happiness. It's whether he's got the courage to actually go for it and take it."

However, Blackburn also forecast a bleak 2012 for Aaron's relatives in the Dingle family, hinting that they will face their "biggest challenge" yet in the coming months. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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