Danyl Aaron Johnson (born 17 July 1982) is from Arborfield, near Reading, Berkshire, England. He works as a dance and drama teacher, having taught at three stage schools, including the Southcote-based renowned stage school Starmaker and School of the Arts (SOTA) in Windsor. He also revealed that he survived testicular cancer as a boy. He opened up about his experience while answering questions from fans at a secret X Factor gig held at the O2 arena in London on 5 December. He said his brush with cancer had left him feeling passionate about encouraging men to get themselves checked out.