EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood suspended from soap

EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the soap for two months after reportedly being videoed smoking cannabis.

Show bosses announced the decision after meeting with the actor following weekend tabloid reports.

“Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of two months with immediate effect,” said an EastEnders spokesperson.

“In addition, Ricky would like to apologise to EastEnders’ viewers for any offence caused and for bringing the show into disrepute.”

Norwood hit the headlines on Sunday (March 30) as details emerged of a video which allegedly shows him smoking cannabis and performing a sex act during a Skype chat.

The video was reportedly filmed recently and captured by a woman who the 28-year-old had met online.