For his many fans in the UK, Ricky Whittle is still best known for playing Calvin Valentine in Hollyoaks. He has had a number of breakout roles on US TV, including playing Lincoln in The 100.
Now Ricky plays the lead character Shadow Moon in the new TV series American Gods. His character is hired by the Norse god Odin to help round up numerous gods living in America to prepare for a war.
Earlier this year The Sun newspaper reported that Ricky was a victim of scammers who leak explicit content online. It is thought that the solo video was the result of a ‘catfish’ sting. A string of British male celebrities has had intimate videos posted online. Olympic divers Tom Daley and Chris Mears had solo sex tapes released in the same week. Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, The Wanted’s Max George, boxer Amir Khan, and model Calum Best have all also been the victims of cybersex stings.