|Born||Kieron Mark Richardson
12 January 1986
Eccles, Greater Manchester, England
|Spouse(s)||Carl Hyland (m. 2015)|
Kieron Mark Richardson (born 12 January 1986; Eccles, Greater Manchester, England) is an English actor and Presenter best known for playing the role of Ste Hay in Hollyoaks. Prior to his role in Hollyoaks he has presented Channel 4 Online shows Christmas Live and Halloween Live.
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.
On 15 September 2010, Richardson revealed on television programme This Morning that he is gay, and accepted it at the age of 20. He was inspired to come out by Joe McElderry. In July 2014, Richardson received a torrent of homophobic abuse via social networking site Twitter. That month Richardson announced his intention to marry long-term partner Carl Hyland the following year. In April 2015, the couple were married in a star-studded ceremony in the Peak District.
|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|
|2016–present||Big Brother's Bit on the Side||Panellist||Himself|
- "Hollyoaks stars Kieron Richardson and Bronagh Waugh join Gaydio line-up". How-Do. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- Sam-Dalili, Nadia (15 September 2010). "'Oaks star Kieron: I'm gay". The Sun (London: News Group Newspapers). Retrieved 15 September 2010.
- Kieron Richardson inspired by Joe list.co.uk. Retrieved on 9 November 2010.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (13 July 2014). "Hollyoaks' Kieron Richardson hits back at homophobic abuse: 'It's sad'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Rigby, Sam (18 July 2014). "Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson plans 2015 wedding with 'a few surprises'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- McGrath, Rachel. "‘Hollyoaks' Star Kieron Richardson Ties The Knot, With Co-Stars Past And Present Among Bridesmaids". Huffington Post.
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