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Thursday 19th September 2019

Emmerdale's Asan N'Jie issues apology as he's sacked from the soap

ITV has terminated his contract with immediate effect

Shocking news for soap fans, as ITV has fired Asan N'Jie from Emmerdale, following his behaviour at Monday night's TV Choice awards.

The channel confirmed the news of his dismissal after an emergency meeting with the actor.

The network's 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."

Asan played Ellis on the soap (Credit: ITV)

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Asan has broken his own silence on the regrettable incident, 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.

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

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

Asan was called in for "crisis talks" with the show's bosses following reports he was involved in a fracas with Hollyoaks star Jamie, with the soap newcomer threatening to kill the Channel 4 star.

Video footage from the bash appeared to show Asan being held back as he confronted Jamie in an ugly altercation that took place at 11pm.

Asan has been let go from the soap following his behaviour (Credit: SplashNews.com)

According to The Mirror, Asan said to Jamie: "“Do you think you are a [bleep] big man? I'm going to [bleeping]  kill you. I'm going to [bleeping] knife you."

The paper reported that the pair had to be "pulled apart" twice by security.

Asan had earlier been nominated for for Best Newcomer after his character was stabbed in a knife crime storyline.

Jamie was involved in the incident (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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After the incident, ITV said: "We are extremely concerned to hear about an incident at the TV Choice Awards involving one of Emmerdale's cast."

They added that they would also be talking to Asan. "We will be investigating and talking to the actor concerned in due course."

Back in April, Emmerdale bosses sacked actress Shila Iqbal after a series of historic offensive tweets were unearthed.

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