EMMERDALE’S Asan N’Jie has deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts after being trolled by furious soap fans over his stab row with Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas.
The 25-year-old actor has kept his Instagram page, but The Sun Online previously revealed that he had turned off the comments feature.
Asan was sensationally axed from the ITV soap after he threatened 44-year-old Jamie at the TV Choice Awards last month, and is now taking time away from the spotlight to try and salvage his career.
After being inundated with vile messages following the incident, the star took the decision to remove himself from his online platforms.
Speaking to The Sun Online, a source explained: “He’s spending time with his family and working out what to do next.
“His career is in tatters at the moment but that doesn’t mean it can’t be repaired.
“He offered to work in schools and with charities in a bid to save his role in Emmerdale but it wasn’t enough.
“But that’s something he is still thinking about doing. Acting is all he knows but he realises he can’t just start looking for work without a period of rehabilitation because no one will take him on.
“He was getting a lot of undesirable posts to his social media profiles from people angry at his behaviour so he’s got rid of Twitter and Facebook for now to give himself some head space.”
Asan is said to be considering joining forces with a knife-crime charity in a bid to educate young people.
Asan joined Emmerdale last year, playing fan-favourite Ellis Chapman, and was even nominated in the Best Soap Newcomer category at the fateful awards last week.
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.”
Asan was escorted off the premises by security staff and was axed from his role yesterday after an emergency meeting with show bosses.
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.
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.
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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