They’re known for posting some racy snaps online – and Sarah Jayne Dunn and Rhian Sugden have revealed they are now launching an X-rated podcast about ‘sex, fetishes, roleplay’ together. Former Hollyoaks star Sarah, 40, has teamed up with glamor model Rhian, 35, after launching on the subscription site OnlyFans, known for its adult material, last year.
Rhian, from Bury, is a former girl and glamor model. She reached out to Sarah following the controversy as the actress had to leave the Channel Four soap after joining OnlyFans. The pair plan to talk ‘openly’ and ‘honestly’ about taboo subjects on their programme, named Hot and Bothered.
The glamorous pair turned heads on Wednesday as they arrived to record their podcast in Manchester, and they both dazzled. Sarah looked stunning in a figure-hugging tangerine mini dress, while Rhian wowed in a multi-coloured slogan T-shirt and pretty pleated skirt.
READ MORE: ‘The Onesie Show’: Fans wondered if Lauren Laverne was wearing ‘pyjamas’ as The One Show hosts said studio is ‘freezing’
To ward off the rain Sarah wore a stylish tan trench coat and carried a bubblegum pink umbrella. She also opted for more color with a fuchsia cardigan and a pair of striking pink boots.
She chose a quilted Yves Saint Laurent bag and large hoop earrings to complete the look. And the soap beauty wore her hair up in a stylish bun with strands framing her face.
Rhian, who is married to former Coronation Street star Oliver Mellor, looked elegant in her floaty blue skirt and she spelled out her mood with the upbeat slogan Good Life. She wrote on her Instagram about the podcast: “Myself and @sarahjaynedunn have been plotting and planning and it’s finally taking shape.
“On our new podcast (launching 10th May) we are talking about all things taboo! Fetishes, roleplay, sex toys, Onlyfans… all the things most people feel uncomfortable talking about. We are talking about for it you.”
She added: “We are very flattered with all the support we have had so far and thank you to those who have shared us on your stories. It really means a lot!”
And Sarah wrote: “The last few months have been a whirlwind for me, in the best and most exciting way. I’ve been pushed out of my comfort zone, been made to make unexpected decisions, grown in confidence, started the journey to finding out who I am and what I want and I’ve met some incredible people, specifically women, along the way.
“I’ve found my voice and been given the freedom to have conversations I was too afraid to have previously, therefore this felt like a super natural progression, to help open up the more taboo conversations to others in our new Podcast ‘Hot and Bothered ‘.'”
She said about her friendship with Rhian: “I met Rhian when she reached out to me despite the controversy that last year brought, she was kind and supportive and we hit it off straight away. It seemed only natural to shoot together and we shared a lot of the same opinions and had so much in common that I knew she was the perfect co-host for the podcast.”
She added: “We can’t wait to share it with you. We are very flattered with all the support we have had so far and thank you to those who have shared us on your stories. It really means a lot!”
Sarah, who was one of the long-running soap’s biggest stars, was unable to ‘reach a resolution’ with bosses over her decision to join OnlyFans. Sarah Jayne, who played Mandy Richardson in the Channel Four soap on and off since 1996, left in November in a disagreement over her OnlyFans account of her.
A Hollyoaks spokeswoman said that as a ‘youth-facing drama with many young viewers’ the soap does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members ‘to be active on certain 18+ websites.’
They said the show had hoped she could remain in the role as mum Mandy but they ‘respected’ her choice to stay on OnlyFans. Sarah previously said that Sarah said she was ‘taking back control’ by joining the website and using it to share her ‘sexier’ images of her.
And she explained the images shared on OnlyFans are ‘no different’ to the ones she had already posted on Instagram. “I just decided to switch them over to a different platform, put them somewhere that people who do want to see them can access them and and keep my Instagram more family-friendly,” she told GB News.
“I was shocked at the decision and the way that it’s gone. I’m not doing anything different to what I’ve done over the years. I’m not doing anything different to what I’ve been doing on my Instagram account for the last four years that I’ve been back on the show. I’ve simply just moved the content. This is why I’m struggling to understand why it’s become such a big issue for them.”
She added: “Obviously OnlyFans has the association of being an over 18 platform, which makes it a safer space because a younger audience can’t access it, even though the content I’m doing isn’t over 18s. It’s not explicit. “
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.