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Emmerdale star sacked after fight with fellow soap actor

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Emmerdale actor Asan N'Jie has been fired from the soap opera after a fight with fellow actor Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice awards.

Video emerged of N'Jie throwing punches and swearing at the Hollyoaks star on Monday evening after the ceremony.

An ITV spokeswoman 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."

Image: Jamie Lomas at the ceremony on Monday night

N'Jie apologised for what he called his "unacceptable" behaviour at the ceremony.

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In a statement he said: "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.

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

N'Jie, who played Ellis Chapman on the show, was apparently ejected from the event in Mayfair, London, by security after the scuffle.

He had been nominated for the show's storyline involving his character being stabbed, but lost out to EastEnders' Kara-Leah Fernandes.

Lomas has been a soap regular for years, playing Warren Fox on Hollyoaks for more than a decadRead More – Source