Spider Nugent returning to Coronation Street

Martin Hancock will return to the cobbles as Spider in July, 25 years since he first walked into Weatherfield.


Martin Hancock will resume the role he played as Emily’s eco-warrior nephew between 1997 and 2003 next month, with Spider Nugent returning to our screens in July.


As the on/off boyfriend of Toyah Battersby, Spider left Coronation Street in 2003, when he headed to London to start afresh with Toyah. They later separated with Spider moving to Peru, while after a failed marriage Toyah returned to be with her family in 2016.


With life having moved on, has Spider held on to the ideals of his youth and has he come back for one final attempt to rekindle his love with Toyah or is it something else that brings him back to the street?


On returning to Corrie, Martin said "Having the opportunity to walk back onto the cobbles is fabulous, I’m so excited to be seeing a lot of old friends and picking up what Spider has been up to. I’ve always wanted to come back at some point and it just felt like this is the right time. I’m eternally grateful to Iain for the opportunity."


Speaking about his decision to bring Spider back to Coronation Street, producer Iain Macleod explained "Martin is a fabulous actor and Spider is a character with real heritage, and affection from fans. His return heralds an enthralling new story for Toyah, who will be embroiled in a mess of guilt and secrecy when Spider arrives. Will he be her saviour or the thing that ruins her life forever?"


Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV