Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson was in fear for his job after appearing to reveal on This Morning that his character, Ste Hay, is the killer of his ex, Amy
The actor seemed to spill the beans after being questioned by This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about his character Ste Hay’s involvement and the possibility that another person is involved in the whodunit.
Kieron’s spot on the ITV show came after it was revealed on Hollyoaks that Amy (Ashley Slanina-Davies) had been found dead hours after marrying Ryan Knight (Duncan James).
Speaking about the possible murder suspects, of which he said there were ‘six or seven’, he explained how it may not be Ste – despite him being a lead suspect – because he blacked out and woke up covered in blood during the episode, but that he has no recollection of why.
Kieron added: “All I can say is Ashley Slanina-Davies, who plays Amy Barnes, is absolutely fantastic.”
Holding up his hands to simulate an attack, he added: “Even in the final scenes, when I was with my…”
Kieron suddenly broke off from his sentence to cover his face.
“Oh no. Is this live, live?” he asked.
Laughing, Holly and Phillip tried to divert the attention from Kieron’s apparent blunder and quizzed him further over the other suspects.
Kieron appeared distracted throughout and later said: “I can’t really concentrate right now because I feel like I’ve lost my job.”
He asked: “Have you got any jobs going here? Because I might need one.”
Phillip teased the actor – who has appeared on the Channel 4 and E4 soap for over 10 years – by pretending to be on the phone to the ‘Hollyoaks press office’, and said: “You don’t need to go back in.”
Holly told Kieron ‘you’re making it worse!’ and threw a cushion at him before he ran out of the studio.
The relationship of Ste and Amy has been one of the soap’s major plotlines for many years.
Ste is one of the prime suspects for Amy’s murder, as she and Ryan were set to move to America with Ste’s children, Leah and Lucas.