Celebrity Big Brother's Ricky Norwood opens up about EastEnders exit

Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Ricky Norwood has spoken out about the controversy leading up to his exit from Eastenders.

The actor left the BBC One soap in Christmas last year, not long after a two month suspension.

Ricky hit headlines over leaked videos allegedly seeming to show him smoking cannabis and performing a sex act on Skype.

A spokesperson said at the time: "Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of 2 months with immediate effect.

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

He returned to the soap was eventually written out when his 'Fatboy' character died on the show in 2015.

In tonight's show Ricky is seen in the bedroom talking to Renee about the scandal he was involved in while working on Eastenders.

He says: “There was a particular female that sold me out…I went into deep depression, I didn’t want to leave my house.

"I got suspended from my job for two months; I held my hands up."

Ricky went on: "When it came to the end of the contract, it was end of the contract. Normally I’d get a renewal…I was happy…

"I was only supposed to be there for three months, I was there just under six years…”

Celebrity Big Brother airs tonight at 9PM on Channel 5.

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