Last night’s TV Choice Awards descended into chaos as an Emmerdale star threatened to kill a Hollyoaks actor during a vicious brawl.
In a video obtained by The Mirror Asan N’jie can be seen throwing a punch at Jamie Lomas, 44, during an explosive fight in front of shocked onlookers, including fellow celebrities who were forced to dodge out of the way of the expletive-filled exchange.
According to reports, the pair had to be pulled apart by security twice at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, London, with Asan being escorted off the premises while Jamie was bundled out of the room by I’m A Celebrity‘s Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
Chaos! Last night’s TV Choice Awards reportedly descended into chaos as Emmerdale star Asan N’jie threatened to kill Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 44, during a vicious brawl
According to The Sun, Asan – who plays Ellis Grant in Emmerdale – was escorted off the premises by security staff, with Malique stepping in to help break things up.
The publication also claims that Asan is now being investigated by ITV bosses after sparking the fracas with a goading remark.
One onlooker told The Sun: ‘Jamie was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked.
‘It was a real flashpoint which left fellow cast members shocked and one or two people remarking on how it was like a scene from a soap opera.
Removed from the premises? The pair were reportedly pulled apart by security twice at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, London, with Asan being escorted off the premises
Furious: One onlooker told The Sun: ‘Jamie was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked’
Stepping in: Jamie was bundled out of the room by I’m A Celebrity’s Malique Thompson-Dwyer, according to reports
‘The bust up was only stopped from escalating as Malique quickly stepped in to defuse the situation and calm Jamie down.’
Malique told The Mirror of the incident: ‘I told him [Jamie] to relax. I told him “This isn’t that kinda party. It’s the TV Choice Awards.”‘
Accord to The Sun, the event’s host Katherine Ryan was reportedly one of those who moved of of the way to avoid being caught up in the ruckus.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jamie Lomas, Asan N’Jie and the TV Choice Awards for comment.
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline that they are investigating the incident.
Calming things down: ‘The bust up was only stopped from escalating as Malique quickly stepped in to defuse the situation and calm Jamie down’
The aftermath: Asan was seen with a group of female friends after the incident
Removed from the premises: Asan was been being removed from the hotel by security
Unfazed: He seemed unfazed by the incident as he stuck his tongue out while walking away
Meanwhile, Jamie Lomas is set for a spectacular return to Hollyoaks as the villain Warren Fox in 2020, as the soap prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
In July, bosses confirmed the actor will be back on screens permanently next year after his character Warren Fox made a shocking appearance to steal back ex Sienna Blake’s twins.
Warren is expected to cause shockwaves with his return to the village after snatching the twins he shares with Sienna in 2017. He first debuted on the soap in 2006.
Asan N’Jie joined Emmerdale in August 2018 as Sandra Marvin’s on-screen son.
The actor has also appeared in Waterloo Road, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty.
Making his exit: The actor jumped into a taxi with his pals after being escorted out of the venue
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jamie Lomas, Asan N’Jie and the TV Choice Awards for comment