EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood suspended from show after leaked 'cannabis video'

Ricky Norwood pictured at the 2013 Inside Soap Awards in London. Credit: PA

EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the soap after leaked video appeared to show him smoking cannabis on webcam.

Still images from the video were published in a national newspaper on Sunday.

The 28-year-old, who plays Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb, was also a contestant on last year's Strictly Come Dancing series.

An EastEnders spokesperson 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.