Hollyoaks hero, Kieron Richardson, has revealed that he would love to win the award for Sexiest Male at this year’s British Soap Awards, for all his gay fans!
Richardson, who plays homosexual Ste Hay in the hit Channel 4 soap, has been shortlisted for the category, up against his Hollyoaks co-star Danny Mac who plays Dodger Savage, Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe, EastEnders David Witts, who plays Joey Branning and Coronation Street star Chris Fountain, who plays Tommy Duckworth.
Richardson came out as being gay during a This Morning interview, after his character Ste, came out in Hollyoaks.
Since then he has gathered a huge fan base, both in the straight and gay communities, but it is for his gay followers he says he wants to bring home this award.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: “It’s a bit of a laugh but being competitive I want Hollyoaks to win as many awards as possible.
“There are two people from Hollyoaks up for the same award, so that will split the vote – people who love Danny (Dodger Savage) will vote for him and people who love me will vote for me, whereas Corrie fans will vote for their own.
“I love Danny to bits. He’s better looking than me. But I’ve got good cheekbones and an all-right face. I’m doing it for all the people who hate going to the gym and love eating crisps, burgers and kebabs, and also for gay people.”
Richardson is also up for the award for Best On-Screen partnership, with his former co-star Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady), of which he said:
“I’ve got to do so many things in Hollyoaks, from comedy to domestic abuse storylines twice. It’s been really testing but the great thing about working with people like Emmett is I’ve learned so much.
“I’ve never seen anything like the gay domestic abuse storyline on TV before. It was massive with the audience.”
The British Soap Awards are due to take place on Saturday May 18, to vote for Kieron click here.
Meanwhile, Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD, and next week sees the much-anticipated wedding day murder of Texas Longford (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove), watch the trailer for it in the clip below: