The Sun has published details of an eight minute video featuring the East-London born actor in a state of undress, performing a sex act, and puffing on a joint.
The paper say the actor was chatting to a glamour girl at the time and that the video has been sold to an X-rated website specialising in celebrity videos.
“We will be meeting with Ricky early next week to discuss this matter. We are unable to comment any further at this stage.” – EastEnders spokeswoman
Norwood has played the role of Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb in the BBC One soap since January 2010.
The character was originally created for the first series of E20, the internet-based spin-off which ran for three series. However, he was later made a regular in the main show after proving popular with viewers.
Fatboy’s storylines have typically revolved around him being unlucky-in-love with failed relationships with Mercy Olubunmi (Bunmi Mojekwu), Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty), Denise Fox (Diane Parish) and Poppy Meadow (Rachel Bright) now under his belt.