Sacked Emmerdale star avoids police action over knife threat

Sacked Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie, who was recently axed from his role as Ellis Chapman, has avoided police action after a fight at the TV Choice Awards earlier this week which led to him making threats to ‘knife’ Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas.

The heated exchange was caught on video and saw the two men having to be pulled apart by I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Malique Thompson Dwyer. Angry Asan had to be escorted from the Hilton Park Lane Hotel as he was shouting threats to ‘kill’ Jamie.

According to The Sun, the incident was sparked by Asan confronting Jamie over financial issues he has between the Warren Fox star and an actor friend of Asan’s he coaches, but neither party has spoken out to confirm this.

ITV confirmed that they had terminated Asan’s contract after investigating the incident but while he has lost his job through the incident, Asan won’t be facing police action as a spokesperson for Metropolitan Police confirmed to that the incident has not been reported to them.

Asan apologised for the incident, saying in a statement: ‘My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable. 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.’

He was pictured leaving the Emmerdale Studios, escorted by the soap’s executive producer Jane Hudson after the meeting.

It is not known how Ellis will be written out of the show or if the character’s already filmed scenes will still air. His on-screen mum Jessie, played by Sandra Marvin, is due to exit the show in coming weeks, leading to fans speculating that the two departure storylines will tie in together.

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