Hollyoaks veteran Kieron Richardson has said that he is hoping his character Ste Hay will enjoy "longevity" with his latest relationship.
Ste has had multiple doomed relationships - including two failed marriages and a failed civil partnership - during his 15 years in the village and recently began a chalk-and-cheese romance with lawyer James (Gregory Finnegan).
Speaking to The Sun about the storyline, Richardson explained: "I quite like the happiness he's having at the minute so as long as that can continue.
"He's been paired with Greg's character James and they are a good little duo because he plays the lawyer and Ste's the scally and just how different their lives are. They bring out good sides of each other.
"I hope they have longevity. I see comments from the audience being like 'please keep them together', so I know they do sometimes listen to the audience so fingers crossed they will keep them together."
Hollyoaks continues weeknights on Channel 4 and E4.