EastEnders fans are convinced Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb is back from the dead as actor Ricky Norwood was spotted on set
EastEnders fans are convinced Arthur “Fatboy” Chubb is back from the dead after actor Ricky Norwood was allegedly spotted on set.
The 35-year-old soap star played Fatboy on EastEnders for five years after appearing in the soap opera online spin-off show EastEnders: E20.
Fatboy died under gruesome circumstances in the 2015 Christmas Story.
is he back? EastEnders fans are convinced Arthur Fatboy Chubb is back from the dead after actor Ricky Norwood was allegedly spotted on set.
After Ronnie Mitchell arranged for his nemesis Vincent Hubbard to be sent to a car crusher, he died off-screen, while Fatboy was accidentally trapped in the trunk of the car and killed instead.
Some diehard EastEnders fans have long been convinced that the character could return to soap operas because his body was never seen on screen.
And after actor Ricky was apparently spotted at Elstree Studios, rumors swirled that his “return” was imminent.
However, EastEnders has denied that Fatboy plans to return to the BBC show.
Speculation: Rumors swirl about actor Ricky’s ‘return’ after he was photographed by a fan visiting Elstree Studios
A TikTok user who runs an EastEnders fan account shared a live video that appears to show Ricky walking on set and greeting a devoted fan.
An agitated female fan could be heard saying that his apparent visits to the set were “random.”
I could hear her saying: “That’s so random! I’m not allowed to post that, but yeah? S**t!
In the video, a group of fans speculated that he could return for an episode of Dot Cotton’s funeral after the death of actress June Brown earlier this year.
A fan favorite: The 35-year-old soap star played Fatboy on EastEnders for five years after appearing in the online spin-off show EastEnders: E20.
Ricky was suspended from EastEnders in 2014 after a video leaked of the star allegedly smoking marijuana and having sex over Skype.
BBC bosses have decided to halt filming of Ricky for two months when photos of him first surfaced while the actor apologized for his actions.
Ricky had found fame on the long-running soap after appearing on the online spin-off show E20.
After leaving the soap, Ricky revealed that he struggled with depression and addressed his struggles with Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.
Shocking: Fatboy died in gruesome circumstances in a Christmas 2015 storyline where the character was killed in his car after a mistaken identity.
He revealed that he didn’t know at the time that he was suffering from depression, and confessed that his anxiety was so high that he didn’t want to leave the house.
“I fell into a deep depression,” he explained. “I didn’t know it was depression. I didn’t want to leave the house, so I pulled all the blinds.
He added that despite leaving the soap after the scandal, he was happy with the work he accomplished and what the future holds.
‘I was happy. I thought he was only supposed to be there three months, but he was there less than six years,” he said.
Exit: Ricky was suspended from EastEnders in 2014 after a video leaked of the star allegedly smoking marijuana and having sex over Skype.