Hollyoaks' Kieron and Parry talk 'Starry', topless scenes and who the Gloved Hand Killer is! (VIDEO)

Hollyoaks is celebrating its 20th anniversary (opens in new tab) with a week of must-see episodes, and things are really heating up between the village's secret lovers, Ste and Harry.

Trouble is, Harry's dad, Tony, still has no idea the student has been sneaking around with his best buddy, Ste. And then there's Ste's estranged hubby, John Paul, who is still in love with him. Complicated!

"One minute it's Harry chasing after Ste. Then Ste realises, 'Actually I really love him.' So it's Ste chasing after Harry," says Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste. "Every episode, there's a twist of their feelings."

We caught up with Kieron and co-star Parry Glasspool to get the gossip on the 20th anniversary episodes, who the Gloved Hand Killer could be and whether Parry minds getting his kit off for the soap's sexy scenes!

"When you first get your scripts it's a bit weird," says Parry, who plays Harry. "But you get used to it after the first 10 times! It depends how in shape you're feeling on the day. You do get a bit self-conscious, but it's fine now."

Kieron adds: "To be fair, if you had a body like that you wouldn't mind getting your kit off. It's kind of inspired me to go to the gym more because I felt ridiculous next to Parry without my top on. But I'm slowly getting there!"

Don't miss Hollyoaks's 20th anniversary week from Monday, October 19 on Channel 4. Watch our interview with Kieron and Parry, above. "]

Simon Timblick
Writer

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.