Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has been given a weekly show at gay radio station Gaydio.

The star, who came out as gay last year, will host a two-hour Sunday show at 4pm with fellow cast member Bronagh Waugh.

Richardson, who plays Ste Hay in the soap, said: “We’re broadcasting from the amazing city of Manchester, where Gaydio has grown an equally amazing audience. But through the website and iPhone app we get listeners from all over the world – I can’t wait to get to know them all.”

Waugh, who plays Cheryl Brady, added: “‘It’s great that Kieron and I get to be ourselves on Gaydio, talking about everyday things and some not so everyday stuff. Off screen we are great friends and it’s wonderful to know our fans have embraced the new show – we’re loving being able to talk directly to the listeners.”