Kieron announced the news on Twitter with a picture on Friday afternoon. He revealed the twins' adorable names and their actual birthday...

Kieron Richardson has announced the birth of his twins, which he will raise with husband Carl Hyland.

The Hollyoaks actor revealed that the couple were expecting twins back in December and that they would be using a surrogate.

Kieron and Carl got married in 2015 with several Hollyoaks co-stars present at the lavish celebration.

 

On Friday afternoon (26 May) Kieron posted a picture on Twitter and Instagram to confirm the arrival of his twins.

The twins, a boy and a girl, are adorably named Chase and Phoebe Rae. They were actually born on Monday, May 22, 23 minutes apart at 18:11  and 18:34.

 

Kieron’s fans were quick to offer their congratulations. One user said: “Beautiful names. congratulations 🍼🍼💙💖”.

Another added: “Congratulations to you both! now the sleepless nights begin 😁 enjoy every minute because they don’t stay little for long x”.

In April the actor revealed that he was working on a documentary with All 4 which tracks his experience of becoming an LGBTQIA parent in Britain.

In an interview with the Mirror last year the actor revealed that the couple had been trying for a family for months. He said: “Unfortunately, like anyone who is trying for a baby through IVF – whether they are gay couples or not – it is a lottery.”

Thankfully the couple were eventually blessed with good news and now they have finally welcomed their new additions to the family.

Kieron shared a picture from filming on the documentary last week and fans responded eagerly to the news.

Documentary making….

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With two new arrivals on the scene we can imagine the actor is going to be very busy. The documentary is due to screen later this summer.

Kieron plays Ste Hay in Hollyoaks and has been on the show since 2006. He was only meant to appear for seven episodes, but was quickly made a permanent character by producer Bryan Kirkwood.