Richard's second single from the album Neon was called Hold me Close.
Richard released his debut album, Neon in 2007.
Richard's debut single was called Coming Down.
Richard split from Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett due to the fact that their relationship was long distance.
He has 2 sisters. Emily is older than him, Rosie is younger
Richard raised £100,000 for The Kirsty Appeal through his appearance on Soapstar Superstar.
Richard is 6'2" tall.
Richard appeared in Over Here!, the revival of a Sherman brothers musical.
Richard plays piano and guitar.
Richard won a 2003 Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes. He impersonated Will Young.
He is a former member of Youth Unlimited Theatre Group.
Richard won an award at the 2006 Soap Awards for sexiest male.
The iconic Rovers Return bar in Coronation Street was raised in order to hide his mother's bump when she played a barmaid whilst pregnant with him.
His character on Coronation Street, Craig, used to be a goth but was given a more fashionable makeover due to his success and sexiness on Soapstar Superstar.
On An Audience With Coronation Street, he sang Walking in Memphis and Hey Jude.
During Soapstar Superstar, he started dating fellow contestant Roxanne Pallet from Emmerdale.
His mother is the actress Sue Jenkins and his father is the actr David Fleeshman.
Attended Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, UK
Winner of Soapstar Superstar, a talent show for soap stars.
His mum, Sue Jenkins, also used to be in Coronation Street as barmaid Gloria Todd but left when she was pregnant with Richard.
Richard: I trust my mum with anything. If I have a problem, my mum is always the first person I go to.
Richard: The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man - that's what I love.
Richard Fleeshman: I'm quite looking forward to the fact that people know me as Richard rather than Craig.
Richard: I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist.
Richard: I think I'd probably go out in a skirt and walk around Harvey Nicks in Manchester randomly trying things on.
Richard: I've never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn't look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I'd been talking to!
Richard:I love Danny Baldwin – I think he's a great character, but Bradley Walsh is also very funny, a great practical joker on the set and in the green room and great fun to have around.
Richard: I hate Marmite.
Richard: It was great as an actor to be given the story line I was given but I didn't expect Craig to stay so it was a lovely twist when I found out they'd decided to keep him.
Richard: I've never been out with any of the cast of Coronation Street. We're all very close friends so it's very much a professional attitude.
Richard: I'm not really into gothic music, it's not really my type of scene but each to their own. I listen to pretty much anything.
"It still hasn't sunk in that I'm going to be in Coronation Street. Everything about the role is brilliant and I'm working with some great people."