Disgraced Emmerdale star Asan NJie lands role in BBC thriller Bloodlands after threatening to knife Jamie Lomas


DISGRACED Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie has landed a role in BBC thriller Bloodlands after threatening to knife Jamie Lomas.

The 25-year-old actor was sensationally axed from the ITV soap following the altercation at the TV Choice Awards in September.

Asan was sacked following this fateful night at the TV Choice Awards

But he has now proudly taken to social media to confirm his next project, revealing that he will appear in Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio’s latest project.

The star shared a photo of the front page of his script for episode one, simply captioning the snap: “Looking forward to the next project #Bloodlands #bbc”.

Last year, Cold Feet actor James Nesbitt was the first name announced to be part of the new drama, which will be set and filmed in Northern Ireland.

The 54-year-old TV favourite previously teased that the series will be “exciting and psychologically complex”.

He has landed his first role since the scandal

Asan’s career was left in tatters when he lashed out at Hollyoaks’ legend Jamie at the swanky London do – and he’d even been nominated for a gong as Best Newcomer earlier in the evening.

The vicious altercation was caught on camera and caused shockwaves at the time, with Asan screaming at 44-year-old Jamie: “Do you think you are a f***ing big man? Im going to f***ing kill you” in the clip.

According to the Mirror, he then added under his breath: “Im going to f***ing knife you.”

Asan was escorted off the premises by security staff and was axed from his role after an emergency meeting with show bosses.

The altercation was caught on camera

The 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.

HOAR 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.

Emmerdale bosses sacked Asan in September

“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.

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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