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Emmerdale’s Asan N’Jie is SACKED from ITV soap after threatening to KILL Jamie Lomas

Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie has been sacked with immediate effect after threatening to kill Jamie Lomas during a vicious brawl at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night. 

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Emmerdale suspended Asan N’Jie yesterday pending further investigation into an incident at a central London hotel on Monday night. 

‘ITV executives have met with him this morning and as a consequence Asan’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.’

Sacked: Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie has been sacked with immediate effect after threatening to kill Jamie Lomas during a vicious brawl at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night 

While Asan issued a public apology to MailOnline, he said: ‘My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character. 

‘I sincerely apologise to everybody who has been affected especially Jamie Lomas, the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards. 

‘I am devastated, accept full responsibility for my actions and I am determined to learn from this.’  

The actor was seen throwing a punch at Jamie, 44, during an explosive fight in front of shocked onlookers on Monday night where he shouted: ‘I’m going to f*****g kill you’, in a video obtained by The Mirror. 

Gone: An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: 'ITV executives have met with him this morning and as a consequence Asan's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.' (Asan pictured in character as Ellis)

Gone: An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘ITV executives have met with him this morning and as a consequence Asan’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.’ (Asan pictured in character as Ellis) 

Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie’s apology in full 

‘My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character. 

‘I sincerely apologise to everybody who has been affected especially Jamie Lomas, the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards.  

‘I am devastated, accept full responsibility for my actions and I am determined to learn from this.’ 

 

Asan, who has been involved in a knife attack Emmerdale plot, could be heard shouting in the clip: ‘Do you think you are a f*****g big man? I’m going to f*****g kill you. I’m going to f*****g knife you,’ before attempting to take a swipe at Jamie.

After the Emmerdale actor threw the punch, I’m A Celebrity’s Malique Thompson-Dwyer ran into the room to intervene and bundle Jamie out.

According to reports, the pair had to be pulled apart by security twice at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, London, with Asan eventually being escorted off the premises by staff at around 11pm.

Asan left with co-star Jay Kontzle and another woman while Jamie stayed at the hotel until 2am drinking with Love Island star Amber Gill and Malique.

It is not known what the two stars were fighting about, but in the video someone can be heard yelling at the end: ‘It’s only a TV Choice Award.’ 

Chaos:  While Asan, pictured, issued a public apology to MailOnline and Jamie, he said: 'My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character.'

Apologies: 'I sincerely apologise to everybody who has been affected especially Jamie Lomas (pictured), the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards,' he added

Chaos: While Asan, left, issued a public apology to MailOnline and Jamie, right, he said: ‘My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character.’ 

Emmerdale beat Hollyoaks and won the Best Soap award at the event on Monday night, while Jamie’s sister, Charley Webb, plays Debbie Dingle on the ITV soap alongside Asan.   

At the time, an Emmerdale representative revealed that Asan – who plays Ellis Grant on the ITV soap – would be summoned for talks and his behaviour investigated. 

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline before he was sacked: ‘We are extremely concerned to hear about an incident at the TV Choice Awards involving one of ­Emmerdale’s cast. 

‘We will be investigating and talking to the actor concerned in due course.’   

Removed from the premises? An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline before he was sacked that they had summoned the actor in for talks and that his behaviour was being investigated

Removed from the premises? An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline before he was sacked that they had summoned the actor in for talks and that his behaviour was being investigated 

Meanwhile, before he was fired, The Sun reported that Asan was aware that he could be sacked and that he spoke to senior executives via phone just hours after the brawl on Tuesday.  

A source told the publication: ‘Asan is beside himself with worry. To quote him he’s in “absolute bits”.  

‘He knows that his career in Emmerdale could be over. He’s someone at the centre of a knife crime storyline who has threatened to stab a fellow actor. 

‘It doesn’t get more serious than that. He will get down on his hands and knees and plead for another chance.’

Angry fans: Asan's sacking comes after angry Emmerdale fans took to Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday to call for the actor to be fired

Angry fans: Asan’s sacking comes after angry Emmerdale fans took to Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday to call for the actor to be fired

The source further added that Asan would have done anything to ‘avoid the sack’ and was even thinking about volunteering with anti-knife crime campaigns in order to get a ‘second chance’.  

Asan’s sacking comes after angry Emmerdale fans took to Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday to call for the actor to be fired.  

One person put: ‘@emmerdale you need to sack Asan N’jie. ‘I’ll knife you’? In this current climate of knife crime? Absolute disgrace.’ 

Leaving: Security were seen near Asan as he left the hotel with his co-star Jay Kontzle on Monday night

Leaving: Security were seen near Asan as he left the hotel with his co-star Jay Kontzle on Monday night 

Another soap watcher commented: ‘@emmerdale I hope you sack @AsanNjie otherwise a lot of people will not be happy after hearing him threatening to knife another actor! Disgusting behaviour!’ 

A different account said: ‘I seriously hope @AsanNjie gets fired from @emmerdale after his behaviour. In a country filled with knife crime to see a famous actor threaten to knife anybody is absolutely disgusting!!’

While another viewer added: ‘#Emmerdale, I hope you have immediately sacked Asan N’Jie!!! It is not ok to threaten to knife someone. Absolutely disgusting behaviour.’   

One onlooker told The Sun about the incident: ‘Jamie was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked. 

Furious: One onlooker told The Sun: 'Jamie (pictured) was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked'

Shocking: 'It was a real flashpoint which left fellow cast members shocked and one or two people remarking on how it was like a scene from a soap opera'

Furious: One onlooker told The Sun: ‘Jamie (left) was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked’

Stepping in: Jamie was bundled out of the room by I'm A Celebrity and Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer (pictured)

Stepping in: Jamie was bundled out of the room by I’m A Celebrity and Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer (pictured)

‘It was a real flashpoint which left fellow cast members shocked and one or two people remarking on how it was like a scene from a soap opera. 

‘The bust up was only stopped from escalating as Malique quickly stepped in to defuse the situation and calm Jamie down.’

Malique told The Mirror of the incident: ‘I told him to relax. I told him “This isn’t that kinda party. It’s the TV Choice Awards.”‘ 

Calming things down: 'The bust up was only stopped from escalating as Malique quickly stepped in to defuse the situation and calm Jamie down'

Calming things down: ‘The bust up was only stopped from escalating as Malique quickly stepped in to defuse the situation and calm Jamie down’

The aftermath: Asan was seen with a group of female friends after the incident on Monday night

The aftermath: Asan was seen with a group of female friends after the incident on Monday night

Security: Asan was reportedly held by security in the lobby before being led out of a rear exit

Security: Asan was reportedly held by security in the lobby before being led out of a rear exit

Heading home: The soap star covered his face with his hands as he sat in the taxi with a female friend after he was escorted from the hotel

Heading home: The soap star covered his face with his hands as he sat in the taxi with a female friend after he was escorted from the hotel

According to The Sun, the event’s host Katherine Ryan was reportedly one of those who moved out of the way to avoid being caught up in the ruckus. 

MailOnline contacted representatives for Jamie Lomas, Asan N’Jie and the TV Choice Awards for comment. 

Asan – who had been ­nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards – joined Emmerdale in August 2018 as Sandra Marvin’s on-screen son. 

Unfazed: He seemed unfazed by the incident as he stuck his tongue out while walking away in a playful manner

Unfazed: He seemed unfazed by the incident as he stuck his tongue out while walking away in a playful manner 

The actor has also appeared in Waterloo Road, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty. 

A recent Emmerdale storyline saw Asan’s character Ellis stabbed. Speaking to Digital Spy about the plotline in May, Asan admitted he was ‘extremely grateful to the writers and the producers for trusting me with this.’ 

He added: ‘I’m glad we’re exploring it. Especially in London, the knife crime rate is through the roof at the minute. So to explore a sensitive issue like this can only be a positive thing. If we put light onto these issues, hopefully the quicker it will stop.’ 

Making his exit: The actor jumped into a taxi with his pals after being escorted out of the venue

Making his exit: The actor jumped into a taxi with his pals after being escorted out of the venue

Fight: The star has recently been involved in a knife crime storyline in his soap Emmerdale

Fight: The star has recently been involved in a knife crime storyline in his soap Emmerdale

On screen: Asan admitted he was 'extremely grateful to the writers and the producers for trusting me' with the storyline that saw his character stabbed

On screen: Asan admitted he was ‘extremely grateful to the writers and the producers for trusting me’ with the storyline that saw his character stabbed

Jamie is set for a return to Hollyoaks as the villain Warren Fox in 2020, as the soap prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary. 

In July, bosses confirmed the actor will be back on screens permanently next year after his character Warren Fox made a shocking appearance to steal back ex Sienna Blake’s twins.

Warren is expected to cause shockwaves with his return to the village after snatching the twins he shares with Sienna in 2017. He first debuted on the soap in 2006.   

Nominated: Asan (pictured) - who had been ­nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards - joined Emmerdale in August 2018 as Sandra Marvin's on-screen son

Return: Jamie (pictured) is set for a  return to Hollyoaks as the villain Warren Fox in 2020, as the soap prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Nominated: Asan (left) – who had been ­nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards – joined Emmerdale in August 2018 as Sandra Marvin’s on-screen son (Jamie pictured right) 

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