UK’s Kieron Richardson comes out publicly as a gay man
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Although I have not seen much of the UK soap “Hollyoaks,” I certainly want to catch some episodes online now that one of its stars, Kieron Richardson, has come out publicly as a gay man.
It always takes great courage to do so – especially when you are in the public eye – and even more courage to do so on live television!
Kieron was on the UK show This Morning on Wednesday discussing the upcoming gay storyline of his “Hollyoaks” character and confirmed that he himself is gay: “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.”
There was much speculation about the actor’s sexuality when he was competing on the show “Dancing On Ice” earlier this year but he did not feel that then was the right time to address the talk.
“When I was on ‘Dancing On Ice,’ newspapers speculated and tried to say we kind of know and if you want to say you can do your story with us and get it out there,” he said. “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 it wasn’t about that.”
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