The actor currently plays vicar Billy Mayhew in the ITV soap and recently signed a new contract to extend his time in Weatherfield.
However, things haven’t always been easy and Daniel has also opened up about the abuse he’s received online.
He told the Mirror: “Because I’ve been out professionally since I was 18, I’ve been aware that I was overlooked for roles because producers knew I was gay, and I’ve had to put up with homophobic abuse on social media.
Since joining the soap in 2014, Daniel has starred in a number of headline-grabbing stories and his character Billy is currently getting to grips with being a father to Summer.
Addressing this twist, he added: “I feel proud of the adoption storyline and proud to represent my community.
Prior to joining the soap, he popped up on a number of TV shows - with small parts in ‘EastEnders’, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Casualty’ - and also enjoyed a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company.