Richardson, who plays the epic Ste Hay in the Best British Soap of the Year, confirmed the news in a recent interview with The Daily Mirror newspaper, as well as revealing that he has a few wedding day surprises up his sleeve too.
Douglas "Doug" Carter is a fictional character from the British soap opera Hollyoaks, played by PJ Brennan.
Brennan initially appeared as Doug in the programme's online spin-off series Hollyoaks: Freshers, before his debut in the main show on 13 September 2010.
He appeared in 5 episodes before returning on 13 January 2011 as a regular character. His storylines have included drug dealing, a relationship with Jenny (Daisy Turner) which ended in her murder at the hands of a serial killer, an attempted suicide, and entering a civil partnership with Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson).
Doug has been described as someone who "doesn't make the best choices" but has the "best intentions".
Doug has been described as a fan favourite and came first in a poll to find viewer's favourite of the new fresher group.
Brennan decided to leave Hollyoaks in 2013 but, his exit was kept secret until transmission where Doug was killed in the show's 18th anniversary.Doug was created as one of three new fresher students - alongside Jamil Fadel (Sikander Malik) and Leanne Holiday (Jessica Forrest), he was introduced through the series' online spin-off Hollyoaks: Freshers. Brennan was asked to return in the month following Doug's on-screen debut.He had hoped for a return, but was also content with his character's initial story arc because it featured "a beginning, a middle and an end".Brennan told Kilkelly that Doug is a complicated person who changes over time - he is not a very good drug dealer and makes the wrong choices.He gets himself into situations by "his own making", but does have "the best intentions".Any bad judgments are not as intentional as they once were.