Asan N'jie's Emmerdale contract 'terminated with immediate effect' after incident at TV Choice Awards
Actor Asan N'jie has had his Emmerdale contract terminated "with immediate effect" after an incident with Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice Awards.
The actor joined the soap as Ellis Chapman, Jessie Grant's son, last year.
He is said to have gotten into a row with Lomas following the ceremony in London on Monday, and was suspended by Emmerdale as a result.
An ITV spokesperson confirmed that N'jie's contract was terminated after a meeting on Wednesday.
They told The Sun:
"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."
The actor, who played Ellis Chapman, also issued a statement where he apologised for what happened.
“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.”