EMMERDALE’s Ellis Chapman is set to exit the soap with his mum Jessie after Asan N’Jie was sacked for threatening to kill Jamie Lomas.
Asan was escorted off set this week following crisis talks over his shocking outburst at the TV Choice Awards.
And The Sun Online can reveal his character will be quickly phased out in scenes to air next month – when mum Jessie jets to Dubai.
Bosses decided a quick turnaround was best after axing the 25-year-old despite Asan pleading to be kept on, as a source told us: “Ellis’s mum Jessie is leaving the show later this year, and it’s likely that Ellis will go along with her.
“It’s likely he’ll be written out by another character announcing that he’s joined Jessie in Dubai.
“He hasn’t filmed exit scenes so they’ll either have to cut him out altogether or refilm scenes without him. It’s proved a nightmare for the show’s writers.”
Asan attended the TV Choice Awards along with Emmerdale cast and crew[/caption]
Asan joined Emmerdale last year and was nominated in the Best Soap Newcomer category at the TV Choice Awards.
Ellis is so popular with viewers that fans begged show bosses to recast the character rather than axe him completely after news of Asan’s firing broke.
Producers were left fuming when news of the bust-up broke, with a clip showing Asan screaming: “Do you think you are a f***ing big man? I’m going to f***ing kill you” at 44-year-old Jamie.
According to the Mirror, he then added under his breath: “I’m going to f***ing knife you.”
The young actor’s career is now in tatters as a spokesperson for the show confirmed he had been given the boot.
The Sun previously revealed that the two men fell out over money, with one of Asan’s pals in a financial dispute with Jamie – his former agent.
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 at the TV Choice Awards he allegedly decided to take it up with his mate’s former agent.
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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 stars.
Asan issued a grovelling apology, saying in a statement: “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.”
Jamie was hurried away by pals following the fracas[/caption]