Ellis Chapman (formerly played by Asan N’Jie) departed the village earlier this month after deciding to join his mother, Jessie Dingle (Sandra Marvin), in Dubai. However the character is set to return to Emmerdale after being recast after Asan was sacked from the ITV soap. But since Aaron Anthony was unveiled as Asan’s replacement, many fans have commented on how different the pair look.
Earlier this year Asan was axed from Emmerdale following an altercation with another soap star at the TV Choice Awards.
Ellis will be reintroduced just as tensions reach boiling point between the teenager’s father Al Chapman (Michael Wildman) and his brother, Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle).
However fans couldn’t help but point out the stark differences in appearance between the two Ellis’.
One wrote: “The new Ellis looks older than the previous Ellis. But then again everyone deserves a job! #Emmerdale.”
Emmerdale spoilers: The two Ellis' (Image: ITV)
Emmerdale spoilers: Will Billy find out why Ellis has returned? (Image: ITV)
Another said: “The new actor for Ellis looks like he is a lot older he could be playing Ellis’s dad and why is he so important he had to are replaced??? #Emmerdale.”
“Sorry I’m dying at the recast of Ellis very bad least #Emmerdale,” a third added.
“He looks about 10 years older than Ellis last time we saw him? Did he go in a time machine in Dubai? If you’re going to recast someone, at least have them look a similar age to the original actor,” another tweeted.
“Is this real? He looks about 30 and I can’t see him and Belle together,” one commented.
Emmerdale spoilers: Jessie left after cheating on her husband with Al (Image: ITV)
“Not sure about this casting. This actor