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Danny Miller is pushed against wall and knocked to the ground by nightclub bouncer

Danny Miller is pushed against a wall and knocked to the ground by nightclub bouncer after defending pal receiving homophobic abuse

  • The soap star, 31, was involved in a spat in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday – the day this year’s I’m A Celeb final aired 
  • Fans had been speculating as to why Danny – who won the hit ITV show in 2021 – was not in Australia to crown Jill Scott 
  • It has since emerged he was in the Lincolnshire seaside town to make a ‘meet and greet’ club appearance and turn on the Christmas lights 
  • Footage captured in the Hive – a late-night complex – shows Danny being knocked to the ground by a bouncer 

Danny Miller was knocked to the ground by a bouncer during a reported row in a nightclub over homophobic comments aimed at a friend from another partygoer. 

The soap star, 31, was involved in a spat in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday – the day this year’s I’m A Celeb final aired.

Fans had been speculating as to why Danny – who won the hit ITV show in 2021 – was not in Australia to crown Jill Scott.

Scuffle: Danny Miller was knocked to the ground by a bouncer during a reported row in a nightclub over homophobic comments

It has since emerged he was in the Lincolnshire seaside town to make a ‘meet and greet’ club appearance and turn on the Christmas lights.

Footage captured in the Hive – a late-night complex – shows Danny being knocked to the ground by a bouncer.

But it’s claimed the Emmerdale actor was actually sticking up for a pal who was targeted with ‘disturbing’ homophobic abuse.

The Hive said security staff at the venue had intervened but were ‘unaware’ Danny was ‘standing up’ for his friend – and the situation escalated.

Argument: The soap star, 31, was involved in a spat in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday - the day this year's I'm A Celeb final aired

Argument: The soap star, 31, was involved in a spat in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday – the day this year’s I’m A Celeb final aired

Representatives for Danny have been approached for comment.

Quarry worker Brandon Driver, 20, was partying in the club and saw the situation unfold.

He said: ‘I was just out with some of my mates for the night and I was the only person to get out my camera quick enough to film what happened.

‘I don’t know if [Miller] was injured. It was a hard slam against the wall though, and he did seem to hit his head.’

Danny had been advertised online as appearing at Kush Nightclub, which is part of the Hive.

Heated: Footage captured in the Hive - a late-night complex - shows Danny being knocked to the ground by a bouncer

Heated: Footage captured in the Hive – a late-night complex – shows Danny being knocked to the ground by a bouncer

He also turned on the Christmas lights in Skegness on Saturday (26/11).

In years past the winner of the previous series of I’m A Celeb has crowned the latest champ – leading to questions as to why Danny was not Down Under.

Danny later addressed his absence from this year’s final on his Instagram on Monday (28/11), posting: ‘Congratulations @jillscottjs8!

‘What a worthy winner. You had the votes in our household.’

Lioness Jill, 35, beat Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, to be named Queen of the Jungle 2022.

Defence: It's claimed the Emmerdale actor was actually sticking up for a pal who was targeted with 'disturbing' homophobic abuse

Defence: It’s claimed the Emmerdale actor was actually sticking up for a pal who was targeted with ‘disturbing’ homophobic abuse

The Hive, which contains seven venues, said: ‘We are aware of the incident and the initial details are as follows.

‘We stress that these are initial findings and investigations are still ongoing.

‘Danny was in a booth enjoying the evening with some friends, some clubbers were allowed in the booth from time to time to take pictures with Danny.

‘At some point a clubber who had come into the booth, was at first joking, but then became verbally abusive to a member of Danny’s party and made some very disturbing homophobic comments.

Absent: Fans had been speculating as to why Danny - who won the hit ITV show in 2021 - was not in Australia to crown Jill Scott

Absent: Fans had been speculating as to why Danny – who won the hit ITV show in 2021 – was not in Australia to crown Jill Scott 

‘The member of the party was clearly distressed and Danny tried to calm the situation down.

‘The door staff proceeded to remove the offending individual but he continued to make homophobic comments.

‘Some members of the door-staff team were unaware that Danny was in fact standing up for one of his party against homophobic comments and this sadly let to an unfortunate escalation of the situation.’

Winner: In years past the winner of the previous series of I'm A Celeb has crowned the latest champ - leading to questions as to why Danny was not Down Under

Winner: In years past the winner of the previous series of I’m A Celeb has crowned the latest champ – leading to questions as to why Danny was not Down Under

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