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Danny's smitten but our Karen's not up for grabs

Hunky Emmerdale actor Danny Miller took a shine to Xpose presenter Karen Koster this week.

The Diary can reveal how Danny, who's currently single, was smitten with the showbiz reporter after jetting into Dublin for this weekend's Walkers TVNow Awards.

Danny (19) admitted he was very disappointed to hear that Karen (28) already has a boyfriend.

The blonde beauty has been dating RTE presenter John McGuire for almost two years, with the high-profile couple more loved-up than ever as they approach their second anniversary in July.

However, Danny, nominated in the Favourite Male Soap Star category, says the news won't put him off looking for love with an Irish lady at the after-show party in celebrity hotspot Krystle.

"There's no girl on the agenda for me at the moment. I'm single and looking," he told the Diary.

"I did some interviews with Ireland:AM and Xpose and the interviewer [Karen] was lovely. I'd be interested in a nice Irish girl like her. I think she might be spoken for, though.

"I've never been to the TVNow Awards before. This was actually my first visit to Dublin so I'm very excited about the weekend.

"I don't know how much time I'll have for meeting girls but we'll see what happens. Maybe, you never know."

Danny, whose father is from Galway, hopes to spend more time on Irish shores with a number of short-term work offers in the pipeline.