EastEnders fans have been longing for the return of Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb.
The character, played by Dancing on Ice star Ricky Norwood, first arrived in Albert Square in 2010 and became an instant hit with viewers. In 2015, Fatboy was kidnapped by Ronnie Mitchell’s (Samantha Womack) henchmen in a case of mistaken identity.
Fatboy was shoved into the boot of the car and was killed off-screen in the following episode. Fans have always questioned whether Fatboy actually died that night and further suspicion was raised after a card of condolence was sent to his dear friend Dot Branning (June Brown) by an unknown party on the day of her funeral.
In June 2023, Ricky, 40, reprised the role in an unannounced cameo as part of a flashback sequence surrounding the return of Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins). With fans already on side, there are plenty of ways Fatboy could return.