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Kieron Richardson and boyfriend eye spring wedding

By Josh Haggis

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Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is hoping to marry his long-term boyfriend next spring.

The out gay actor, who plays Ste Hay on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and features on Attitude’s latest HOT 100 listrecently became engaged to his boyfriend of seven years, singer Carl Hyland.

“I just got engaged. It’s really exciting. We’ve been together for over seven years so it’s not a shock,” the 26-year old told The Mirror.

“Depending on storylines we’re hoping to squeeze it in next year,” the then said of the couple’s nuptials. “I don’t want it to be a cold wedding, but then I don’t want to be too hot, so it’ll be spring.”

Richardson, 28, then added: “I want there to be a few surprises on the day. Not even my mum knows some of the things I have in mind.”

Meanwhile, the actor has also revealed recently that he received homophobic abuse from football fans after a mix-up involving a soccer player with the same name – read the full story here.