Kieron Richardson

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Kieron Richardson
Kieron Richardson 2013.jpg
Kieron Richardson in 2013
Born Kieron Mark Richardson
(1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 31)
Eccles, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006-Present
Spouse(s) Carl Hyland (m. 2015)
Children 2

Kieron Mark Richardson (Born 12 January 1986; Eccles, Greater Manchester) is an English actor and presenter. He plays the role of Ste Hay in Hollyoaks and presented Channel 4 Online shows Christmas Live and Halloween Live.

He won "Best Onscreen Partnership" with Hollyoaks co-star Emmett J. Scanlan at the British Soap Awards in 2013.


Kieron Richardson with David Cameron and Victoria Atkin, at 10 Downing Street to launch new campaign to kick homophobia and transphobia out of sport

After appearing briefly in the late night Hollyoaks: In the City, Richardson was offered the role of Ste Hay in the early evening Hollyoaks where he appeared for 19 episodes. The character was written out of the show after stealing a car, which resulted in a spectacular crash and his character getting sent to prison. He returned to Hollyoaks on 25 September 2007, and has been a regular cast member since.

Richardson has also made appearances in Holby City, Heartbeat and the feature film Fragments, as well as the pantomime Cinderella as Prince Charming at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness in 2006.

Richardson took part in 2010 series of ITV's Dancing on Ice and was paired with series newcomer Brianne Delcourt. He reached the final, finishing in third place.

Performances & results[edit]

Week Song Artist Score Leaderboard Result
2 "Beat Again" JLS 17.5 =2nd Safe
3 "Evergreen" Westlife 16.0 =6th Safe
4 "Play That Funky Music" Wild Cherry 15.0 =6th Safe
5 "Pencil Full of Lead" Paolo Nutini 16.0 6th Bottom two
6 "Don't Know Much" Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville 19.5 4th Safe
7 "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" Buzzcocks 19.5 4th Safe
8 "Careless Whisper" George Michael 18.5 =5th Safe
9 "Pink Panther Theme" Cast of Pink Panther 21.0 3rd Safe
10 "The Great Pretender" The Platters 23.0 4th Bottom two
Semi-final "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" Green Day 23.0 =3rd Safe
Final "One Day Like This" Elbow 24.0 3rd Third place
"Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" Buzzcocks 24.5

In 2011, Richardson and his Hollyoaks ex co-star Bronagh Waugh started presenting on radio station Gaydio.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 September 2010, Richardson revealed on television programme This Morning that he is gay, and had accepted that age of 20.[2] He was inspired to come out by Joe McElderry.[3] In July 2014, Richardson received homophobic abuse via social networking site Twitter.[4]

In April 2015, Richardson married long-term partner Carl Hyland in a star-studded ceremony in the Peak District.[5] In December 2016, Richardson announced they were expecting twins via surrogacy.[6] They welcomed a son, Chase and a daughter, Phoebe, on 22 May 2017.[7]



Year Show Episode(s) Role
2006-present Hollyoaks Regular Role Ste Hay
2006 Heartbeat Recurring Role Ricky Smith
2007 It's Adam and Shelley 1 Episode uncredited
2010 Dancing on Ice Contestant himself
2010 Dancing on Ice Friday Contestant Himself
2010–2012 The Wright Stuff Guest Panellist Himself
2011 Fragments completed Jay-Jay
2014 Challenge Live Presenter
2014–2015 Christmas Live Presenter Himself
2015 Halloween Live Presenter Himself
2016–present Big Brother's Bit on the Side Panellist Himself
2016 No Exit Live Presenter Himself
2017 Raised By Queers Presenter Himself


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