When does Ste Hay leave Hollyoaks?

Ste Hay is at the centre of Hollyoaks’ most controversial storyline in years as he fights to extricate himself from the far right extremist group who have groomed him into being radicalised,

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While the journey to redemption will be long for Ste, Kieron Richardson, who has played the fan favourite for 14 years, will soon be taking a break from the show ‘ so how will his alter ego’s current predicament play into this?

Richardson’s exit is definitely temporary and is only to accommodate the actor taking on a new side project ‘ he’s starring in the stage version of Kay Mellor’s classic 1990s TV drama Band of Gold, which tours the UK from November 2019 to March 2020.

It’s confirmed he will juggle both jobs over a few months but it means Ste will have to be absent from our screens for longer periods of time ‘ does this mean Mr Hay ends up in prison for being part of the far right group, is forced on the run with sinister Stuart Sumner and Jonny Baxter, or is driven out of the village having turned his back on his loved ones as a result of the extremists isolating him from everyone?

Publisher: Radio Times
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Hollyoaks spoilers: Ste Hay struggles with the far-right extremists

In November last year Hollyoaks bosses confirmed that Ste Hay will be groomed by a far-right group and over the past few months viewers have seen him become brainwashed.

However things come to a head next week in the village when things get out of control and the police get involved’.

The week begins with Ste giving a speech at Stuart Sumner’s ‘family day’ to rapturous applause. However when Jack Osborne spots their event at The Teahouse he’s disgusted and reports them to the police.

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Kieron Richardson didn’t want to do Hollyoaks radicalisation plot

The 33-year-old star wasn’t even sure what radicalisation was when he was initially told of plans for his character to be groomed by a far-right group, but upon finding out more about the storyline he expressed his reservations to ‘Hollyoaks’ executive producer Bryan Kirkwood.

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He said: “When the guys sat me down originally, I hadn’t heard of radicalisation before and I didn’t know what it was.

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“Then we had a meeting with the guys from Exit UK. Basically, most of our story has been based on their work.

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“I came out of that meeting and said to Bryan Kirkwood, ‘I don’t want to do it. I’m too scared, I can’t do it.’ “

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