SOAP stars Jamie Lomas and Asan N’Jie have remained fiercely silent on what sparked their explosive row at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night.
Emmerdale actor Asan, 25, threatened to stab and “f**king kill” ex EastEnders and Hollyoaks favourite Jamie, 44 – and now The Sun Online can exclusively reveal why.
The Sun can reveal that Jamie and Asan clashed over a mutal acquaintance and a financial dispute[/caption]
They have fallen out over one of Asan’s friends and Emmerdale co-stars, who Jamie is currently involved in a financial dispute with.
According to our source, Jamie, who juggles his on-screen work with running Manchester’s First Take Acting school, was managing a young up-and-coming actor and secured him a role in Emmerdale.
“Jamie had guided this young lad’s career and was responsible for him landing a gig in Emmerdale,” revealed our insider.
“However since then, he has decided he wants to leave Jamie’s agency, which Jamie is fine with, but he wants the commission he is owed.
“He is entitled to this money but it’s currently the subject of a private and personal dispute.”
Since joining Emmerdale, the unidentified actor has befriended Asan, who has learnt of his financial disagreement with Jamie and when the two came face-to-face he allegedly decided to goad his mate’s former agent at the TV Choice Awards.
Our source revealed: “Asan went up to Jamie and started goading him, saying things like, ‘Alright, Jamie big b*****ks’.”
The next minute, the pair had to be pulled apart by fellow cast members.
In a clip of the bust-up, Asan screams: “Do you think you are a f***ing big man? I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
One onlooker shouts: “This isn’t that kind of party, bro!”
Asan was escorted off the premises by security staff and is now being investigated by ITV bosses.
And, as we revealed earlier, Asan is set to “get down on his hands and knees” to plead for a second chance when he appears before soap bigwigs today.
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The talented actor’s career is hanging in the balance and he is expected to offer to take on community work to make amends.
He was spoken to by senior executives on the phone on Tuesday and will appear in person before top brass at the studios in Leeds this week.
Last night a source close to the soap star revealed: “Asan is beside himself with worry. To quote him he’s in “absolute bits”.
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