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Sunday 15th December 2019

Asan N'Jie’s shameful historic tweets are unearthed as the actor is sacked from Emmerdale

From bad to worse…

After his brawl with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice Awards, disgraced Emmerdale actor Asan N'Jie is facing fresh controversy after a series of shameful historic tweets were unearthed.

On Monday night (September 9), Asan was filmed threatening to "stab" the Channel 4 star after he allegedly goaded Jamie "over money".

He was fired from Emmerdale with "immediate effect", with bosses revealing the news in a statement.

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Contrasting mood between Asan and #ellis at the minute #emmerdale @itv @emmerdale #itv

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Asan apologised for his actions, calling them "completely unacceptable and very much out of character".

However, a series of historic tweets have now come to light that see Asan using a homophobic slur, branding a soap character a "sl*g" and retweeting a misogynistic joke about violence.

'Mum, how long is dinner going to be?' 'As long as it takes.' B*tch is going to get a slap if she carries on with the sarcasm!

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The Sun reports that the actor, who played Ellis Chapman in the Yorkshire-based soap for a year, sent two of the tweets in 2012, before his acting career took off.

At the time, he was an 18-year-old student.

One used a homophobic slur to describe one of Asan's friends.

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Lil sis #ellis #april @emmerdale #itv @itv #emmerdale

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It read: "I've got a missed call from him, give me a text when you've been sun beds.... You p***y p***s."

The next – in response to a tweet from a pal – took aim at Coronation Street star Helen Worth's character Gail Platt.

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It read: "Hahahaha Gail Platt the s**g."

Six months earlier, Asan had retweeted a misogynistic post from a friend.

It read: "'Mum, how long is dinner going to be?' 'As long as it takes.' B*tch is going to get a slap if she carries on with the sarcasm!"

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Asan hasn't been active on his Twitter account since August 29.

Speaking about his behaviour at the TV Choice Awards, he said: "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."

He added: "I am devastated, accept full responsibility for my actions and I am determined to learn from this."

Asan's sacking came as the reason behind his bust up with Jamie was revealed.

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