‘EastEnders’ star Khali Best, who plays Dexter Hartman, has been suspended from filming for three months.
The actor joined the soap just last year and won the Best Newcomer prize at the National Television Awards in January.
According to a Daily Mail source, the actor suspension is reportedly due to “bad behaviour backstage and outside of work”, though the BBC have not commented on the reasons behind their decisions.
A BBC spokesperson has said: “Khali Best has been suspended from 'EastEnders' for three months. We will not comment any further on this matter.”
Khali isn’t the first ‘EastEnders’ star to be suspended this year as back in April, Ricky Norwood was suspended for two months when a video of him appearing to smoke marijuana during a webcam chat appeared online.
Khali’s character is the grandson of Cora Cross and many of his storylines focus in his relationship with the Branning family.
Dexter has also clashed with the Carter family, who arrived at Christmas in 2013, and struggled to accept the identity of his father.
Unlike his Branning cousins, Dexter hasn’t really part of the ongoing Lucy Beale murder case, in which Lauren and Max are both suspects.