Coronation Street sees consequences for Spider's undercover work

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Spider Nugent faces huge consequences in his relationship with Toyah Habeeb as he continues with his undercover work to expose Griff's racist gang.

As part of the soap's long-term storyline exploring violent extremism, Spider has been working alongside the police to infiltrate Griff Reynolds' far-right gang who are currently operating in Weatherfield.

While viewers are aware of Spider's true motives, residents are not, which had a massive impact on his relationship with Toyah in tonight's episode (November 18) after he was forced to defend Griff's beliefs publicly.

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As the community came to terms with the shocking attack on Daryan Zahawi, Spider was forced to prove his loyalty to a suspicious Griff.

However, things became more complicated for him when Toyah was shown the video of Daryan's attack and was able to identify Spider by his necklace – leading to him being arrested.

Spider was later released but not before he shared his frustrations at the police's inability to lock up Griff and his gang for good.

"I had to stand and watch why an innocent man got punched and humiliated and I did nothing to stop them," he said, concerned how far Griff would go. Back at home Toyah confronted Spider about his involvement in the attack. Spider insisted it wasn't him in the video but she refused to believe his excuses, forcing him to leave.

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At the Rovers, Spider met up with Griff hoping to convince him of his allegiance. The pair were however interrupted by Toyah and Spider was forced to defend Griff's views – causing a horrified Toyah to end their relationship for good.

However, the altercation in the Rovers was enough for Griff to trust Spider again. Griff revealed he plans to continue grooming Max Turner for future attacks, leaving Spider horrified.

Meanwhile, Toyah was heartbroken over Spider's behaviour – will he be able to expose Griff and his gang before it's too late?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on the ITV Hub.

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If you've been affected by racism and racist hate crime, then organisations including the Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS), the Monitoring Group, Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and Stop Hate UK are among those which can offer help and support.

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