The former Army medic got pulses racing as soon as he arrived in the Village, with Ste, Amy and Michaela all fancying their chances. The thing was: no one could tell which side Ally liked his Vegemite - did he like girls? Boys? Both?!
After many misunderstandings and much discussion about the gayness of Salmon en Croute, it was Mercedes who solved the mystery - by snogging Ally's face off in Chez Chez.
So, despite her awkward attempts at chat ups and habit of getting caught in her PJs, it was Amy who caught Ally's eye and he asked her out on a date during Leah's 5th birthday party.
Romance was well and truly in the air for the new couple - until Lynsey got on to his case. The late Miss Nolan was determined to find out why Ally was so cagey about his connection with 'Nick' (a.k.a Walker) and how they knew each other from the past.
Lynsey followed Ally and unearthed his dirty little secret: he visits strip clubs! Ste overheard a confrontation between Lynsey and Ally, and demanded that Ally should tell Amy the truth. Love's young dream never runs smooth, especially in Hollyoaks.
Some may call it a coincidence, but it wasn't long before Lynsey was found murdered in her own home. With no valid alibi, Ally suspiciously paid a stripper to lie for him and say he was at the club 'to look out for the girls.' Hmm.
Dan played Ned Parker in Neighbours for three years before landing the part in Hollyoaks, and got down to the Final 12 of Australian Idol in 2004.