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Hollyoaks: Kieron Richardson reveals October stunt will be biggest ever

Jake Quickenden will be involved

Kieron Richardson has teased Hollyoaks October stunt will be their "biggest, best ever".

The 33-year-old actor - who portrays Ste Hay - revealed X Factor star Jake Quickenden's recent casting in the soap is related the show's annual special effects extravaganza.

Although details are being kept under wraps, Kieron says it's something the whole cast are excited about.

Hollyoaks recently shared pictures of Jake on set (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

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He revealed to the Daily Mirror: "Jake Quickenden is involved!

"It's always amazing and the director doing it this year did our iconic bus crash years ago.

"They bring in the special effects team and Bryan Kirkwood said it's gonna be our biggest, best ever."

Bryan Kirkwood said it's gonna be our biggest, best ever.

Although the plot is being kept under wraps, it's believed Jake has been filming with show veterans Steph Waring (Cindy Cunningham), Sarah Jayne Dunn (Mandy Richardson), Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osbourne), Tom Cunningham (Ellis Hollins) and Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson).

Jake will play a builder - who's clearly not very safety conscious! (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

Next year will see the soap celebrate a milestone anniversary and Kieron - whose alter ego is currently involved with a far right group - thinks bosses will be pulling out all the stops in the fallout from the stunt.

He added to the newspaper: "We're going into our 25th anniversary so I expect it's gonna be shocking."

Jake recently admitted it is a "privilege" to be working on the show.

Jake said it's a privilege to work on the soap (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

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He said: "It's very exciting and it's a privilege. Hollyoaks is such an amazing show and it's been around for so long; to be asked to come and have a role on it, it's amazing.

"I'm really happy. I've had a great day and everyone's so sound. It's nice to arrive somewhere new and know someone like Steph [Waring] too, she's made it really easy to fit in."

The far-right gang have something up their sleeves (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

Currently on-screen Yazz Malik and Sinead Shelby have found plans for the community centre at Stuart's house and know he's plotting something.

Could that have anything to do with this year's big stunt?

Yesterday actress Haiesha Mistry revealed there was something hugely shocking to come from the far-right storyline - could everything be linked?

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