Emmerdale cast: Asan N'Jie's 'contract terminated with immediate effect' after brawl


A spokesperson for ITV has just confirmed Emmerdale have dropped Asan N’Jie from their cast. 

The actor who has played Ellis Chapman for only a year has had his “contract terminated with immediate effect”. 

It comes after Asan appeared at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night which was being held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in Mayfair. 

Onlookers saw him throwing punches at Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas as well as shouting abusive threats. 

The altercation was caught on camera and Asan was heart shouting at Jamie: “Do you think you are a f****** big man? I’m going to f****** kill you. I’m going to f****** knife you.” 

The pair were separated by a security guard but his behaviour was investigated by ITV. 

Since then, Asan has met with broadcasting bosses and has been told he can longer be employed by Emmerdale. 

The official statement read: “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 added: “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.”

Asan was nominated for the Best Soap Newcomer at the awards but lost out to Kara-Leah Fernandes who plays Bailey Baker in Eastenders. 

Emmerdale however, did win Best Soap of the year. 

Jamie Lomas is yet to make a comment in reponse to the altercation. 

Asan’s character Ellis is currently experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a knife attack earlier in the year. 

As for how his exit will be played out on screen, Ellis’ mother Jessie Dingle (Sandra Marvin) is going to be moving to Dubai. 

Therefore Ellis could easily leave the village with her.

With Asan’s contract terminated immediately, he won’t be able to film any scenes for this exit storyline. 

Emmerdale airs weekday evenings at 7pm on ITV. 


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