EMMERDALE’S Asan N’Jie made a grovelling apology to Jamie Lomas on the phone hours before he was fired from the ITV soap.
Asan, who played popular Ellis in the show, caused shockwaves when he threatened to stab Hollyoaks’ actor Jamie at the TV Choice Awards on Monday.
Jamie, 44, is said to have already “forgotten” about the dramatic showdown, and was happy to accept Asan’s apology.
A source told The Sun Online: “Asan actually called Jamie personally to apologise and they had a really good chat.
“Jamie’s fine with him now, it’s all made up and forgotten about. He doesn’t hold grudges and really appreciated the call.
“Asan was genuinely sorry about what happened and sincerely regrets it.”
In a clip of the bust-up, Asan can be heard screaming: “Do you think you are a f***ing big man? I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
According to the Mirror, he then added under his breath: “I’m going to f***ing knife you.”
Asan was escorted off the premises by security staff and was fired from his role yesterday after an emergency meeting with show bosses.
The 25-year-old star was set to “get down on his hands and knees” to plead for a second chance but the execs saw no other option but to terminate his contract.
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.
An insider explained: “Jamie had guided this young lad’s career and was responsible for him landing a gig in Emmerdale.
“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 at the TV Choice Awards he allegedly decided to goad his mate’s former agent.
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.
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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.”
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