Asan N'Jie has been sacked by Emmerdale bosses, it has been confirmed.
The 25 year old hit headlines earlier this week after telling Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 44, that he would "f**king kill" and "knife" him.
A spokesperson for Emmerdale told OK! online: "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."
Asan has also broken his silence on the matter, saying: "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."
A source previously told The Sun Asan was ready to “get down on his hands and knees” and “plead for a second chance” from ITV bosses after footage of the brawl emerged online.
The Insider told the publication: "Asan is beside himself with worry. To quote him he’s in ‘absolute bits’.
"He knows that his career in Emmerdale could be over. He’s someone at the centre of a knife crime storyline who has threatened to stab a fellow actor.
"It doesn’t get more serious than that. He will get down on his hands and knees and plead for another chance."
They continued: "He says he’ll do anything to avoid the sack – go into schools and the community to get anti-knife crime campaigns across to kids. He just wants a second chance and to be forgiven for his foolishness."
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