Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson, who is soon to become a father himself, is hosting a documentary about the experience of becoming an LGBTQIA parent in Britain

Actor and soon-to-be-parent Kieron Richardson will explore what it’s really like to be a LGBTQIA parent in a one-off, exclusive documentary for All 4

Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste Hay in Hollyoaks, said: “It’s an honour to be a part of this very exciting documentary, and also the significance of its place in marking the 50th anniversary of such a hugely important milestone in LGBTQIA history. As an expectant father myself I am fascinated to learn about other people’s experiences and also to hear their insight and perspectives on all the issues LGBTQIA parents face.”

He continued: “As part of the Channel 4 family, I cannot wait to go on this journey with the dream team that is All 4 & Burning Bright.”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales and to celebrate the progress made, Kieron will be exploring parenting in the LGBTQIA community and speaking to those who have been on this journey.

Homosexuality was partially decriminalised on July 27th 1967 and this fascinating untitled documentary will arrive as part of Channel 4’s season of programming to honour this momentous occasion.

Joshua Buckingham, Commissioning Editor for All 4, said: “For us at All 4, this important anniversary is about celebrating love and relationships in all their forms. We’re extremely proud to be working with Burning Bright and Kieron to explore, challenge and learn what parenting and family means in 2017.”

Produced by Burning Bright Productions, the one-off documentary will release exclusively on All 4 later this summer.