Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie’s brawl with Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice Awards was reportedly sparked by a financial dispute with one of his co-stars.

A source told The Sun that Asan allegedly goaded Jamie into lashing out, as the Hollyoaks star was awaiting commission for working with the star in the early days of his career.

It comes as Emmerdale announced that Asan had been sacked from the soap after footage surfaced of the star threatening to kill Jamie during the vicious brawl on Monday.

Drama: Emmerdale star Asan N’Jie’s brawl with Jamie Lomas at the TV Choice Awards was reportedly sparked by a financial dispute with one of his co-stars

According to the source Jamie was managing Asan’s co-star – who is yet to be named – at his First Take Acting school, and helped him land one of his first roles in Emmerdale.

The actor in question had decided to leave Jamie’s agency, but is yet to pay the full commission.

They said: ‘Jamie had guided this young lad’s career and was responsible for him landing a gig in Emmerdale. 

‘He is entitled to this money but it’s currently the subject of a private and personal dispute.’ 

Explaining how the brawl started, the source added: ‘Asan went up to Jamie and started goading him, saying things like, ”Alright, Jamie big b*****ks”.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jamie Lomas, Asan N’Jie and Emmerdale for further comment.

Upsetting: It has been reported that Asan ‘goaded’ Jamie during the row, as the Hollyoaks star is still awaiting commission from an Emmerdale star who recently left his agency

This comes after it was confirmed that Asan had been sacked from the soap for his part in the brawl, which came during the TV Choice Awards on Monday night.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘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.’

The ‘devastated’ actor issued a public apology to Jamie, 44, as well as ‘the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards.’

Explosive: This comes after it was confirmed that Asan had been sacked from the soap for his part in the brawl, which came during the TV Choice Awards on Monday night

Explosive: This comes after it was confirmed that Asan had been sacked from the soap for his part in the brawl, which came during the TV Choice Awards on Monday night

Explosive: This comes after it was confirmed that Asan had been sacked from the soap for his part in the brawl, which came during the TV Choice Awards on Monday night

In a further statement given to MailOnline, Asan said: ‘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.’  

The actor was seen throwing a punch at Jamie during an explosive fight in front of shocked onlookers on Monday night where he shouted: ‘I’m going to f*****g kill you’. 

Asan, who has been involved in a knife attack Emmerdale plot, could be heard shouting in a video obtained by the Mirror: ‘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 swipe at Jamie.

Gone: An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline that Asan's contact with the soap had been 'terminated with immediate affect' (pictured in character as Ellis)

Gone: An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline that Asan's contact with the soap had been 'terminated with immediate affect' (pictured in character as Ellis)

Gone: An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline that Asan’s contact with the soap had been ‘terminated with immediate affect’ (pictured in character as Ellis)

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 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.  

Upset: The 'devastated' actor issued a public apology to Jamie as well as 'the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards'

Upset: The 'devastated' actor issued a public apology to Jamie as well as 'the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards'

Upset: The ‘devastated’ actor issued a public apology to Jamie as well as ‘the whole Emmerdale team, our audience, ITV, my family, and the organisers of the TV Choice Awards’

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