Any bad judgments are not as intentional as they once were.The audience were also able to better relate to Doug's mistakes.Stephanie Waring, who plays Cindy Hutchinson, tweeted to him on social networking site Twitter: 'Well done you, so brave! ' Hollie-Jay Bowes, who stars as Michaela Mc Queen, tweeted: 'Yess!!! x'Richardson wrote on his Twitter page this afternoon: 'Big thanks to everyone at this morning. Go ahead and check out the pictures below -- so hot! Scroll down and check out his athletic body, short and/or medium dark brown hairstyles & haircuts. 'At that point, my personal life took a back step and it was more about the competition and trying to get through the next week rather than get a few column inches in the newspaper and maybe raise my profile at the time. 'But now I feel that it's relevant and the storyline's relevant to some situations in my life then if maybe I can help people that are going through the same thing then it's a bonus.'The new Hollyoaks storyline will see Ste kiss drug dealer Brendan Brady, played by Emmett J Scanlan, during a drunken evening.Ste is initially rejected but the pair later start a relationship which he today hinted would become violent.The actor, who plays Ste Hay in the Channel 4 soap, said most of his family and friends already knew he was gay but it was the first time he had said it publicly.'When I was on Dancing On Ice, newspapers speculated and tried to say we kind of know and if you want to say so, you can do your story with us and get it out there,' he said.
'I am gay in real life and at 20-years-old I kind of accepted it myself and now I can finally relate to my character Ste that he's 20 and he's going through things that I went through in my past,' Richardson said today.
'I'm a nervous person and it's quite a big thing to say publicly but I'd rather do it here with you two than anywhere else,' he said.
Willoughby told Richardson: 'I feel relieved for you in a way. Well done.' Schofield added: 'Good luck mate.' Richardson's Hollyoaks co-stars were quick to praise him after today's announcement.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson came out as gay publicly for the first time today.
Richardson, who came third in this year's Dancing On Ice, announced his sexuality live on This Morning as he revealed a new soap storyline will see his character start a homosexual relationship.