EastEnders star Khali Best suspended for three months

EastEnders star Khali Best has been suspended from the show for three months.

The 26-year-old actor – who plays Dexter Hartman on the BBC One soap – will take a leave of absence from the show as punishment for “bad behaviour backstage and outside of work.”

This comes just a few months after Best won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards earlier this year.

A BBC spokesperson said: “Khali Best has been suspended from EastEnders for three months. We will not comment any further on this matter.”


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Earlier this month, Khali was involved in a road collision when he crashed his £18,000 Audi A3 car in busy rush-hour morning traffic.

The star’s vehicle collided with a van as Khali tried to drive past it, according to an eyewitness.

EastEnders’ young cast has been rocked by a series of suspensions this year, as Khali’s punishment comes just months after Ricky Norwood – who plays Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb – was also banned from filming after a video emerged of him smoking marijuana. 

The star, who was also alleged to have performed a sex act on camera, was suspended for two months “for bringing the show into disrepute.”