Kieron Richardson has confessed he’s finding it hard to keep up with his latest Hollyoaks storyline.
The actor’s soap alter ego Ste Hay is about to get caught up in a baby-snatching scenario, as seemingly friendly newcomers Daniel and Abi are plotting to take baby Lucas from him.
Kieron said: “I think it is a confusing storyline, for the viewer and the actor – I think that’s because it’s one that’s not been done in the soap before.”
Daniel and Abi, who recently arrived in the soap, have been helping struggling single parent Ste look after Lucas and offering him plenty of support.
But it has been revealed to viewers that the pair’s motives are far from friendly.
Kieron explained: “Basically, we’re at the point now where Abi and Daniel are drugging Ste with caffeine pills to keep him awake at night while the baby is sleeping.
“In the day time, when the drugs are wearing off, he’s falling asleep on the job and the baby is in danger when he’s looking after him because he hasn’t got his full attention on the baby.”