Asan N’Jie has been sacked by Emmerdale bosses, it has been confirmed.
The 25 year old hit headlines earlier this week after telling Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 44, that he would “f**king kill” and “knife” him.
A spokesperson for Emmerdale told OK! online: “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.”
Asan has also broken his silence on the matter, saying: “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.”
A source previously told The Sun Asan was ready to “get down on his hands and knees” and “plead for a second chance” from ITV bosses after footage of the brawl emerged online.
The Insider 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.”
They continued: “He says he’ll do anything to avoid the sack – go into schools and the community to get anti-knife crime campaigns across to kids. He just wants a second chance and to be forgiven for his foolishness.”
Asan — who plays Ellis Chapman in the hit ITV soap — has been heavily involved in a stabbing storyline, and according to The Mirror in a video they obtained is heard telling Jamie he will “knife” him in the shocking video.
According to The Mirror, Asan, who appeared to be drunk at the event, is heard saying: “Do you think you are a f**king big man? I’m going to f**king kill you. I will kill you, I will knife you.”
The publication also reports the pair had to be pulled away from each other twice by security, while Jamie’s Hollyoaks co-star Malique Thompson-Dwyer also stepped in to separate them.
The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star is seen telling Asan: “It’s not that type of party, bro. It’s not that kind of party, man.”
Another voice yells: “It’s only a TV Choice Award,” as Malique guides Jamie away from the area.
Speaking to The Mirror about the incident, Malique said: “I told him to relax. I told him ‘This isn’t that kinda party. It’s the TV Choice Awards.'”
A source told The Sun of the brawl: “Jamie was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked.
“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.”
ITV later revealed they were launching an investigation into the brawl, with a spokesperson for the broadcaster saying they were planning to discuss the brawl with Asan “in due course.”
They said: “We are extremely concerned to hear about an incident at last night’s TV Choice Awards involving one of Emmerdale’s cast.
“Obviously we will be investigating and talking to the actor concerned in due course.”
Asan’s character Ellis was stabbed by his half brother Billy’s former friend Riley in horrific scenes aired in April.
Riley’s siblings tracked Ellis and Billy down, with Billy managing to flee the scene. Ellis was distracted by Riley’s sister’s flirting, with him ending up being stabbed.
Since, he has suffered from anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder, blaming Billy, played by Jay Kontzle, and struggling to regain a relationship with him.
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