Monday night’s TV Choice Awards descended into chaos as Emmerdale star Asan N’jie threatened to kill Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas during a vicious brawl.
In a video obtained by The Mirror Asan can be seen throwing a punch at Jamie, 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.
Asan, who has been involved in a knife attack storyline in ITV’s Emmerdale, could be heard shouting: ‘Do you think you are a f*****g big man? I’m going to f*****g kill you. I’m going to f*****g knife you,’ before attempting to take a physical swipe at Jamie.
Chaos: Last night’s TV Choice Awards descended into chaos as Emmerdale star Asan N’jie (left) threatened to kill Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 44, (right) during a vicious brawl
After the Emmerdale actor threw the punch, I’m A Celebrity‘s Malique Thompson-Dwyer ran into the room to intervene and bundle Jamie out.
According to reports, the pair had to be pulled apart by security twice at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, London, with Asan eventually being escorted off the premises by security staff at around 11pm.
Asan left with co-star Jay Kontzle and another woman while Jamie stayed at the hotel until 2am drinking with Love Island star Amber Gill and Malique.
Asan – who plays Ellis Grant in Emmerdale – is now being investigated by ITV bosses after appearing to spark the fracas with goading remarks.
One onlooker told The Sun: ‘Jamie was enraged by the sarcastic dig which seemed to come out of nowhere and was completely unprovoked.
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
Leaving: Security were seen near Asan as he left the hotel with his co-star Jay Kontzle
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
‘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.
‘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 to relax. I told him “This isn’t that kinda party. It’s the TV Choice Awards.'”‘
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
Security: Asan was reportedly held by security in the lobby before being led out of a rear exit
Removed from the premises: Asan was escorted from the hotel and left in a taxi
Heading home: The soap star covered his face with his hands as he sat in the taxi with a female friend
According 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 told MailOnline: ‘We are extremely concerned to hear about an incident at the TV Choice Awards involving one of Emmerdale’s cast.
‘We will be investigating and talking to the actor concerned in due course.’
Unfazed: He seemed unfazed by the incident as he stuck his tongue out while walking away
Asan N’Jie – who had been nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards – 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.
A recent Emmerdale storyline saw Asan’s character Ellis Chapman stabbed. Speaking to Digital Spy about the plotline in May, Asan admitted he was ‘extremely grateful to the writers and the producers for trusting me with this.’
Making his exit: The actor jumped into a taxi with his pals after being escorted out of the venue
Fight: The star has recently been involved in knife crime storyline in his soap Emmerdale
On screen: Asan admitted he was ‘extremely grateful to the writers and the producers for trusting me’ with the storyline that saw his character stabbed
He added: ‘I’m glad we’re exploring it. Especially in London, the knife crime rate is through the roof at the minute. So to explore a sensitive issue like this can only be a positive thing. If we put light onto these issues, hopefully the quicker it will stop.’
Jamie is set for a 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.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jamie Lomas, Asan N’Jie and the TV Choice Awards for comment