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.

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

The openly gay actor tied the knot with his long-term partner Carl Hyland in a ceremony at Buxton Dome in the Peak District on Saturday.

And the couple invited a dozen of their closest pals to act as bridesmaids, who included a host of Kieron’s Hollyoaks co-stars.

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has married his long-term boyfriend Carl Hyland in a star-studded ceremony.

The actor, from Eccles, Salford, tied the knot with his partner at a lavish bash in the Peak District on Saturday.

Stunning photographs show the couple surrounded by their bridesmaids, including some of the cast of the long-running Channel 4 soap Kieron, 29, who plays bad boy Ste Hay in the drama, posed for pictures with Carl in front of the Devonshire Dome, Buxton, and they were captured sharing a kiss on their happy day.

Babes Stephanie Davis, Jorgie Porter, Jennifer Metcalfe and Jazmine Franks all donned wedding dresses alongside former stars Bronagh Waugh and Gemma Merna and Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack for the nuptials.

Kieron – who plays Ste Hay on the Chester-based soap – previously said the day would be a lavish affair."We want to do what everyone has been doing all these years – because finally we’re allowed to say those vows,” he said.“But that really is the only traditional thing we are ­doing.

I’ve had this image in my head of how I want it to be.” Kieron famously came out as gay during an interview on This Morning in 2010 after he was inspired by X Factor winner Joe Mc Elderry’s story.

His character on the soap – who is also gay – recently tied the knot to John-Paul Mc Queen but so far the path of true love has run far from smoothly for the couple.