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He's the man with the plan, a hustler with several personas and an eye for the ladies...
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|First appearance:||5th January 2010|
|Address:||41 Albert Square (Kim's Palace)|
|Occupation:||Junior potboy at The Queen Vic & Working at McKlunky's|
When God was giving out confidence, it might seem like Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb bagged the lot. But he's a man of contradictions. On the surface, a bling-toting, big-talking hustler, who at least 40% of Walford need an interpreter to understand. But underneath his sharp exterior is something much softer.
Man's gotta plan!Fatboy
- Hobbies: A DJ by night - and getting paid for it
- Favourite food: Chicken breast - hot and spicy
- Dislikes: Food that's been touched by bare naked hands
- Possessions: Used to own an ice-cream van called 'Fatmobile' and has an old teddy bear called Mr Cuddles to bring him luck
You might expect his best mate to be an Asbo-wielding ex-con, but it is in fact bible-bashing octogenarian Dot Branning who prefers to address him by his real name. She teaches him biblical tracts, he teaches her street lingo. It's a beautiful relationship.
Above all, Fatboy was looking out for a pengalicious baby girl with a batty like Beyonce. However, his efforts to charm the ladies often ended in heartache. Fatboy tragically found himself in the friend zone with both Whitney and Mercy, while his hopes of securing himself a cougar in Denise were short lived. But now it seems that Fatboy has found the girl of his dreams in Poppy, and they’re saving up to move in together...
As The Square’s ϋber cute couple continue to save, Poppy found a seemingly perfect new build near her parents, outside of London. Fatboy had reservations about her idealistic views for their future in the suburbs, he eventually exploded. He told Poppy that didn’t want any of that and shocked, Poppy ran off in tears. Fatboy rushed after her but Poppy ended their relationship leaving Fatboy stunned. Fatboy rushed after her, but Poppy ended their relationship - leaving Fatboy stunned. But Fatboy managed to woo his precious flower back in the Vic after staging a Miss Teen Vic competition.
With his love life back on track, Fatboy was faced with getting his working life in order. After being left in charge of The Vic whilst Alfie and Roxy were away, Fatboy managed to lose money, mess up stock orders and make a hash of the rota. Luckily a leopardskin-wearing guardian angel came to his rescue in the form of Kat. She stepped in to help him out behind the bar and after getting things back into working order, Fatboy offered her a job. But what will Alfie say when he returns to find his ex working behind the bar?
- Ricky was brought into EastEnders after starring in E20 Series 1 - an online spin-off of the main show.
- Ricky was born and bred in the East End of London and started acting from a young age. When he was 12, he joined Theatre Royal Stratford East's Youth Theatre.
- He studied Performing Arts at Barking College.
- Ricky and his friends set up their own production company, writing, producing and starring in plays at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
- His other theatre credits include Daddy Cool at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Sick at the Almeida Theatre and The Stones at the Royal National Theatre.
- Ricky supports the AIDS awareness campaign and has performed in a play on gang culture and youth crime to help raise awareness of the issues younger people face.
- On his arrival, Ricky said: "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. I love being part of a cast that feels like family."
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- Fatboy character trail Duration: 00:41
- On set with... Ricky Norwood Duration: 01:19 25/02/2011
- Feature - Ricky Norwood interview Duration: 02:49 EastEnders: E20, Series 1
- EastEnders - Live - Ricky Norwood Duration: 03:58 Live
- EastEnders: Behind the scenes Southend rollercoaster video... Duration: 02:47 23/08/2011
- Cab Cam: Freestyling Duration: 01:26 EastEnders: E20, Series 1
- Carl White Played by Daniel Coonan
- Danny Pennant Played by Gary Lucy
- David Wicks Played by Michael French
- Dennis Rickman Jnr Play by Harry Hickles
- Fatboy Played by Ricky Norwood
- Jake Stone Played by Jamie Lomas
- Jay Brown Played by Jamie Borthwick
- Linda Carter Played by Kellie Bright
- Patrick Trueman Played by Rudolph Walker
- Poppy Meadow Played by Rachel Bright
- Rosie Spraggan Played by Jerzey Swingler
- Sadie Young Played by Kate Magowan
- Sharon Rickman Played by Letitia Dean
- Shirley Carter Played by Linda Henry
- Terry Spraggan Played by Terry Alderton
- Terry Spraggan Jnr Played by George Sargeant
- Tina Carter Played by Luisa Bradshaw-White