Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has revealed Ste Hay is terrified off his shock one-night stand being exposed.

Viewers of the Channel 4 soap were given a big surprise when gay Ste slept with his straight friend Sinead Roscoe after they got drunk together at the LGBT ’70s disco.

Ste couldn’t remember what had happened until Sinead (Stephanie Davis) reminded him, and he is now desperate to keep it a secret from on-off boyfriend John Paul McQueen (James Sutton).

Kieron told Hollyoaks’ official website: “I think Sinead secretly probably loves it a little bit, because now she’s got one up on Ste because maybe she could now blow the whole thing up to John Paul.

“So where does this leave Ste and John Paul now? Ste can’t tell the truth with what’s happened, because then it’ll be devastation all over again.

“He’s now got feelings for John Paul, but he’s slept with Sinead, and if John Paul finds out then John Paul’s going to dump him forever. John Paul’s obviously going through everything he’s going through, so Ste doesn’t want to upset him any more. It leaves Ste in a very difficult situation.”

But Kieron thinks Ste is best off getting his guilty secret out in the open.

He added: “I think Ste should be honest and should tell John Paul, but I [also] think that Ste shouldn’t, because he’s going to get in a lot of trouble and Ste’s had enough tears! If John Paul ever did find out, though, I think he wouldn’t touch Ste with a bargepole.”