Asan N’jie has been dropped from Emmerdale, following an incident at the TV Choice Awards.
The 25-year-old actor got into a massive row with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas at the showbiz bash on Monday night.
In a video shared by The Mirror, Asan can be heard shouting, “Do you think you are a f***ing big man? I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
Yesterday, an ITV spokesperson said that they were going to fully investigate the altercation.
Today, news emerged that the investigation has resulted in Asan’s “immediate” dismissal.
A representative for ITV said: “ITV executives have met with him this morning and as a consequence, Asan’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”
It’s unknown for sure what the row was about, but it may be over Asan losing out on a TV Choice Award to Kara-Leah Fernandes.
The 12-year-old won Best Soap Newcomer, for which N’jie was nominated.
At the end of the video of the fight, someone can be overheard shouting “It’s only a TV Choice Award” at the furious actor.
Asan has now issued a remorseful apology to Jamie, his Emmerdale co-stars, ITV, his fans and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards.
In a statement, he said: “My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable and very much out of character.”
Asan N’jie on Emmerdale / ITV”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 joined the Emmerdale cast in September 2018, playing the role of Ellis Chapman.