Hollyoaks’ Kieron Richardson to front new documentary on same-sex parenting
Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson will front a new documentary exploring same-sex parenting for All 4.
The new documentary will see Richardson meeting same-sex families and exploring the societal challenges they face. It will also delve closely into the topics of surrogacy, modern parenting methods and the rewards of becoming a parent.
It will form part of a new season of LGBTQIA content commissioned by Channel 4 to celebrate 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Richardson, who has portrayed bad boy Ste Hay in Hollyoaks since 2006, is currently expecting twins via a surrogate with his husband Carl Hyland.
Speaking about the documentary, he said: “As an expectant father myself I am fascinated to learn about other people’s experiences and also to hear their insight & perspectives on all the issues LGBTQIA parents face.”
Seamus Murphy-Mitchell, Executive Producer at production company Burning Bright Productions added: “The notion of parenthood had changed so much in fifty years, and Burning Bright is very proud to be working with Kieron to tell the story of what a family is in 2017.”
Kieron Richardson’s documentary on parenting in the LGBT+ community will be arriving exclusively on All 4 this summer.