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Thursday 19th September 2019

Fans react to the sacking of Emmerdale's Asan N'Jie following his threat to kill Jamie Lomas

Fans praise show bosses for their quick decision

Fans have reacted to the sacking of Emmerdale star Asan N'Jie after he was pulled in for "crisis talks" at Emmerdale.

Ahead of the ITV announcement, many of the show's fans had called for the actor to be fired.

Asan, who played the soap's Ellis Chapman for a year, was involved in a fracas with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas on Monday night.

The soap newcomer allegedly threatened to "kill" the Channel 4 star.

Emmerdale fans called for Asan to be fired (Credit: Splash News)

According to The Mirror, Asan said to Jamie: "“Do you think you are a f*****g big man? I’m going to f*****g  kill you. I’m going to f*****g knife you."

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

Due to his unacceptable behaviour, I think #Emmerdale made the right choice in axing Asan N'Jie from the soap!

It didn't take long for Emmerdale fans to speak out about the incident, with many calling for the young star – who has recently been involved in a knife crime storyline – to be sacked.

Fans also responded to reports that Asan was set to meet Emmerdale bosses to beg for a "second chance" on the show.

However, while some urged show bosses to "give him a chance", it seems the writing was on the wall for the Emmerdale star.

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A statement released on September 11 read: "Emmerdale suspended Asan N'Jie yesterday pending further investigation into an incident at a central London hotel on Monday night."

It added: "ITV executives have met with him this morning and, as a consequence, Asan's contract has been terminated with immediate effect."

Hollyoaks actor Jamie was involved in a fracas with the Emmerdale star (Credit: Cover Images)

Fans praised show bosses for making "the right decision" and said Asan was lucky that the incident wasn't reported to police.

The fracas came at the end of an award-winning night for the ITV soap as it took home the TV Choice Award for Best Soap.

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