Kieron Richardson

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For the English footballer, see Kieran Richardson.
Kieron Richardson
Kieron Richardson 2013.jpg
Born Kieron Mark Richardson
(1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 30)
Eccles, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–Present
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.

He won "Best Onscreen Partnership" with Hollyoaks co-star Emmett J. Scanlan at the British Soap Awards in 2013. He has received numerous nominations since then.


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.

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 accepted it at the age of 20.[2] He was inspired to come out by Joe McElderry.[3] In July 2014, Richardson received a torrent of homophobic abuse via social networking site Twitter.[4] That month Richardson announced his intention to marry long-term partner Carl Hyland the following year.[5] In April 2015, the couple were married in a star-studded ceremony in the Peak District.[6]



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


  1. ^ "Hollyoaks stars Kieron Richardson and Bronagh Waugh join Gaydio line-up". How-Do. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  2. ^ Sam-Dalili, Nadia (15 September 2010). "'Oaks star Kieron: I'm gay". The Sun (London: News Group Newspapers). Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Kieron Richardson inspired by Joe Retrieved on 9 November 2010.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ McGrath, Rachel. "‘Hollyoaks' Star Kieron Richardson Ties The Knot, With Co-Stars Past And Present Among Bridesmaids". Huffington Post. 

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