EastEnders star Ricky Norwood, who plays Arthur “Fatboy” Chubb, is facing the wrath of BBC bosses after brazenly puffing a joint in an online video.

He will have to explain to the EastEnders chiefs the 8-minute film that is being touted for sale to an X-rated website, reports the Sun newspaper.

The film shows Ricky, 28, fully naked performing a sex act and puffing on the marijuana cigarette.

In early 2005, former EastEnders star Leslie Grantham, who played Dirty Den Watts, was axed from the soap after being caught in a similar cyber sex position.

His character, who had spectacularly returned from the dead in 2003, was killed off and EastEnders bosses said then that “the coffin lid would be nailed firmly shut”.

Ricky won the 2011 National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer and was a contestant on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

Should he now be worried about Fatboy’s future?