Hollyoaks' Ste takes up with John-Paul's man

Hollyoaks' Ste Hay is to seek comfort in the arms of his arch rival's boyfriend.

When Danny Lomax falls out with boyfriend John Paul McQueen he decides to take revenge by making a move on Ste - his arch enemy.

Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste, told Inside Soap magazine: "At the start of the week, Ste is in the most vulnerable place emotionally that he's ever been. He's just helped his mum to die, and has hit an all-time low.

"So when Danny approaches and offers to buy him a drink, they get chatting - and one thing leads to another.

But Danny (Stephen Billington) can't go through with cheating on JP and leaves before anything happens.

However Keiron revealed: "Obviously, Ste and John Paul are total enemies, so Ste revels in the saucy secret he now shares with Danny, because it's getting one up on John Paul."

So Ste lets slip what happened between him and Danny and he and JP come to blows, before the teacher pulls them apart and manages to make up with JP.

Later Ste sees Danny getting into a car with a mystery woman. Kieron teased: "Usually in soap you get one really huge cliffhanger a week, but Hollyoaks seems to do it every single episode.

"So there's set to be a shock that will excite viewers and make them want to tune in to the next episode..."


Patrick McLennan

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