Richard Colin "Ricky" Norwood (born 15th November 1986) is a British actor who plays Fatboy in EastEnders and its online spin-off EastEnders: E20. He was born in Tower Hamlets, London, and lives in Forest Gate. From the age of 12 he attended the Theatre Royal Stratford East's Youth Theatre, and he also studied Performing Arts at Barking College. With friends, Norwood started a production company, writing, producing and starring in five original productions at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Norwood's other theatre credits include Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre), Sick (Almeida Theatre) and The Stones (Royal National Theatre). Since 2009, Norwood has been in a relationship with singer Jade Ewen. Norwood won Most Popular Newcomer at the 16th National Television Awards in 2011.