Where is former EastEnders’ Fatboy star Ricky Norwood now? Including star-studded new role

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Ricky Norwood joined EastEnders back in 2010 and played the role of Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb.

The star, who was born and raised in East London, was among the characters on Albert Square until his part was dramatically killed in a car crash.

But what has the former soap star been up to since his stint on the show?

Who is Ricky Norwood?

Ricky is an actor who rose to fame on Eastenders. Speaking of his casting as Fatboy on the hit soap, he said at the time: "I am so excited to be on the show.

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"It's an honour to now be part of a show that has been on in my house for as long as I have been alive.

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“I am born and bred in the East End—a stone's throw from the real Albert Square. It feels like a homecoming.

"I love being part of a cast that feels like family and can't wait to have a scene in The Vic."

He also starred in series 2 and 3 of EastEnders: E20 as Fatboy, as well as spin-offs East Street and All I Want for Christmas.

What is Ricky Norwood doing now?

Since appearing on the show, Ricky has not shied away from the limelight.

He has starred on Strictly Come Dancing, as well as appearing on series 18 of Celebrity Big Brother, where he finished runner up.

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However, perhaps his biggest career coup to date is landing a role in the sequel to Netflix's popular film The Princess Switch.

Ricky played Reggie in The Princess Switch: Again, alongside High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens.

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Sharing his excitement at the time on Twitter, he wrote: "So happy to let you all know … I GOT THE PART..!!! @NetflixUK Christmas Film #ThePrincessSwitched sequel!!

"Been shooting this week and everyone has been lovely, check out my Instagram Officialrickynorwood: I will be posting when I can! Sending you all big love.”

The film was released in November 2020 and received positive reviews from critics.

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