Hollyoaks star reveals darker elements of far right story were cut

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has addressed the dark nature of the soap’s controversial far right storyline, in which his character Ste Hay is being radicalised by extremists,

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‘It should be uncomfortable to watch because we’re opening the audience’s eyes about a shocking subject, one that is really happening. We actually filmed a lot darker material than what went out on screen for when we saw Ste being initiated into the group.’

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The disturbing moment Ste was sworn in to the ‘brotherhood’ and given a tattoo of the group’s symbol as a reward for his loyalty was one of the most sinister moments so far in the plot, and Richardson explains it could’ve gone much further to reflect the horrifying reality.

The real stories of those who have survived radicalisation are much more shocking than Ste’s journey. ‘As awful as it is to see what’s happening to Ste, people would be gobsmacked by what really goes on, I’ve met people first hand and listened to their stories and it’s a lot heaver, much darker things happen.’

Publisher: Radio Times
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