Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson reveals to Soaplife how Rae crushes Ste’s hopes of playing Daddy again when she catches him with Brendan…

Ste’s life is an utter shambles. He’s in love with Brendan, but his smokescreen girlfriend Rae is pregnant with his baby. “A baby makes the relationship serious and that’s not what he wants,” Kieron explains. But Ste has a thing for babies and Rae terminating his baby is even less desirable…

Does Ste know Rae’s planning to have an abortion?

“Not until Brendan phones him and leaves him a message. Ste thinks it might be a trick. But when he gets four voicemails from Brendan he realises he’s telling the truth.”

We were surprised to hear it’s Brendan who talks Rae out of the abortion…

“He convinces Rae she’ll be a great mum. I think he does it out of love for Ste and the fact he’s a dad himself. But, being Brendan, he may have an ulterior motive…”

Will Ste stand by Rae?

“He intends to stick with her and be a good dad to their baby. He decides to try and be straight too. He thinks he can be with Rae if he gives Brendan up.”

How long do Ste’s good intentions last?

“Not long. Ste loves Brendan. He’s in the most obvious clinch with Brendan in the nightclub when Rae walks in on them. She’d believed Ste when he assured her he wasn’t gay and now she knows he was lying.”

We’re guessing she dumps him…

“And Rae tells Ste she doesn’t want him to have anything to do with the baby and he’s totally devastated.”