Kieron Richardson

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Kieron Richardson
Kieron Richardson (Kieron Mark Richardson, born 1986; Eccles, Greater Manchester) is an English actor best known for playing the role of Ste Hay in Hollyoaks.

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


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 the 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

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]

He was listed as a "National Treasure" in the Pink List 2011.


Based on a Wikipedia page.

  1. "Hollyoaks stars Kieron Richardson and Bronagh Waugh join Gaydio line-up" How-Do 15 September 2011
  2. Nadia Dalili, "Oaks star Kieron: I'm gay" 15 September 2010 The Sun
  3. "Kieron Richardson inspired by Joe" The List''.