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Sunday 15th December 2019

Emmerdale fans fear for Billy's future after Asan N'Jie was sacked

With Ellis and Jessie leaving the village will Billy go too?

Fans of Emmerdale have been left questioning if Jay Kontzle - aka Billy Fletcher - will be axed from the soap following the news his on-screen brother has been sacked.

Billy's mum, Jessie Dingle, is also set to leave the Dales in the coming weeks, making the reasons for Billy to stick around even fewer.

Ex-jailbird Billy arrived in the village last year much to the anger of his brother, Ellis.

Are the whole family on their way out? (Credit: ITV)

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Despite getting involved with the wrong crowd and being in prison, Billy seems to be the apple of Jessie's eye, and Ellis has always resented that.

The brothers finally put their differences aside recently, after Ellis was stabbed in revenge for an attack Billy was part of.

They are planning to go into business together and Billy seems to be settled in the village as he starts a fledgling romance with Dawn.

Please do NOT axe his brother Billy though, please keep him.

Fans are hopeful Billy will stick around (Credit: ITV)

But the news yesterday that actor Asan N'Jie has been sacked from his role as Ellis after threatening to kill Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night (September 9), throws Billy's future into doubt.

But fans don't want it to be the case the Billy has to leave as well and have voiced their worries on Twitter.

Jessie is set to leave soon after sharing a kiss with her ex, Al Chapman.

Former headteacher Jessie is hoping to get a job in Dubai, but whether that's how she leaves, remains to be seen.

Emmerdale has yet to reveal details of how Ellis will depart after Asan's contract was terminated with immediate effect.

Could the two head off for Dubai together?

Jessie kisses Al - despite being married to Marlon (Credit: ITV)

Fans of the soap have asked scriptwriters to consider recasting the role of Ellis.

The channel confirmed they had axed Asan after crisis talks with the actor.

A statement said: "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."

After the shocking news of Asan's sacking broke on Wednesday (September 11), one fan tweeted: "Emmerdale, please recast Ellis, the actor has only been in the role a year, give another young actor the chance to take him on."

Read more: Emmerdale's Danny Miller throws support behind co-star

Emmerdale usually films episodes around six to eight weeks in advance, so it will be some time before viewers will see Ellis' abrupt exit from the village.

The "devastated" actor issued a public apology after his dismissal, 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."

The actor was filmed having a violent altercation with Jamie, threatening to kill him.

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