1. ITV Report

EastEnders star given three month BBC suspension

EastEnders has suspended another of its young cast members after show bosses disciplined actor Khali Best.

Khali Best at the 2014 National Television Awards Credit: Press Association

The star, who plays Dexter Hartman in the BBC soap, made his debut last January and won the newcomer award at the National Television Awards earlier this year.

Khali Best on stage collecting the Best Newcomer award during the 2014 National Television Awards

Khali Best has been suspended from EastEnders for three months. We will not comment any further on this matter.

– EastEnders statement

Speaking to the Daily Star, a source of the BBC soap said:

Khali is in a very privileged position that many young actors can only dream of.

His behaviour lately has not been to a standard the BBC expects of its EastEnders cast.

Khali has been fined in the past for not turning up to work on time and his behaviour has worsened recently.

Fellow cast member Ricky Norwood is still suspended from the soap after reports he exposed himself and smoked cannabis on video.

EastEnders star Ricky Norwood Credit: Press Association

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

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