EastEnders' star suspended

Thurrock Gazette: Ricky Norwood plays Fatboy in the BBC soap Ricky Norwood plays Fatboy in the BBC soap

EastEnders star Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the soap for two months after reports he exposed himself and smoked cannabis on video.

The actor, who plays Fatboy in the BBC soap, has apologised after details emerged of the clip that was apparently recorded during a conversation on Skype.

An EastEnders spokeswoman said: " Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of two months with immediate effect. In addition, Ricky would like to apologise to EastEnders' viewers for any offence caused and for bringing the show into disrepute."

Norwood has been in the soap since 2010 and also appeared in the on-line spin-off show E20.

It comes 10 years after a newspaper printed pictures of Dirty Den actor Leslie Grantham taking part in cybersex.

The actor, who played the landlord of the Queen Vic when the show launched, issued a grovelling apology for the scandal which also saw him criticise his co-stars as ''brown-nosers'' and ''back-stabbers''.

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6:21pm Tue 1 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

I believe it has been proved time and time again the bbc's rule is to get stoned. The use of drugs in the BBC is unbelievable, talk about the paedophiles in the BBC as well. I guess if you are stupid to get caught.
I believe it has been proved time and time again the bbc's rule is to get stoned. The use of drugs in the BBC is unbelievable, talk about the paedophiles in the BBC as well. I guess if you are stupid to get caught. white rabbit9
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