Emmerdale fans say new Ellis Chapman looks a DECADE older joking that Dubai has aged him dramatically


EMMERDALE fans were left giggling when Aaron Anthony was unveiled as the new Ellis Chapman – saying he looks 10 years older.

The actor is taking the place of 25-year-old Asan N’Jie, who was axed after threatening to “knife and kill” Jamie Lomas, when the character returns from Dubai.

Aaron Anthony has been unveiled as the new Ellis Chapman

He replaces Asan N’Jie as Ellis, who is supposed to be 22

Others wanted to know what happened to the character out in Dubai – joking that he stumbled into a time machine.

One said: “Choked on my drink. He looks like he’s aged 10yrs.”

A second gasped: “He looks about 10 years older than Ellis last time we saw him? Did he go in a time machine in Dubai?”

Another gasped: “Is this real? He looks about 30 and I cant see him and Belle together.”

Asan was axed after threatening to knife Jamie Lomas

Aaron Anthony as Adam Hasketh in Sky’s 2016 drama Delicious

One viewer suggested Ellis has discovered a time machine

Others said the sunshine in Dubai had agreed him while another said: “This new actor looks more like the dad.”

Last month, viewers saw Ellis head over to Dubai to work at his mum Jessies school as a PE assistant.

Viewers will see him return unannounced to the village in December – just as tensions between Al and Billy threaten to boil over.

Aaron said: “Emmerdale is a cracking show with a brilliant cast that I’m over the moon to now be a part of.”

Ellis Chapman went to Dubai as he was hastily written out of Emmerdale

Asan got into trouble after the TV Choice Awards in September

“I know Ellis is a well loved character and I’m looking forward to continuing his journey and all that’s in store for him.”

Asan, who joined the ITV soap as Ellis Chapman last year, became embroiled in a row with Jamie after the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel.

The dispute is believed to have been started by Asan – who was heard goading Jamie.

As the atmosphere turned toxic, the young star had to be restrained and could be heard shouting: Do you think you are a f***ing big man, Im going to f***ing kill you.

Asan N’Jies Ellis with Victoria Barton on Emmerdale last year

Aaron Anthony’s has previously starred in dramas Delicious, Doctors, The Other One and Behind Her Eyes.

He trained at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre School between 2010 and 2013 and describes himself as “a good laugh to work with, except when its inappropriate to be a laugh”.