Coronation Street's Asha supports Nina after sad decision

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Coronation Street's Asha Alahan finds a touching way to support Nina Lucas next week as the aftermath of Seb Franklin's tragic death continues.

Asha (Tanisha Gorey) is dismayed when she learns that Nina has decided to change her appearance following the appalling hate crime.

Nina (Mollie Gallagher) and her boyfriend Seb (Harry Visinoni) were recently targeted by Corey Brent and a gang of other thugs, who mocked Nina for her alternative identity before viciously attacking the couple.

Corrie has revealed that Nina continues to struggle in the aftermath of Seb's death. At a particularly low point, she insists that it's better to start fitting in with everyone else rather than standing out.

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Photo credit: ITV

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Next week, Nina's uncle Roy Cropper is disappointed when he sees that she has thrown her dresses away into a bin bag.

Roy is sad that Nina no longer feels comfortable being herself after what happened to her and Seb.

Asha steps in by offering to take care of the dresses at home, just in case Nina changes her mind in the future.

Roy is grateful for Asha's support, seeing that she's trying to do the right thing.

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Photo credit: ITV

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David Neilson, who plays Roy, recently revealed his character's reaction to Nina's decision: "Roy feels terrible that Nina is going to become more like him – beige – and she's conforming.

"The thing is with Roy, he avoids the crowds. Nina is not part of the crowd and suddenly she wants to dress to be invisible, and to be part of the crowd. Roy can see that's damaging to her individuality and personality, but it is obviously a phase.

"Mollie does it brilliantly as well. It's the way she plays it, the subtle differences in the character."

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Photo credit: ITV

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Meanwhile, Asha's support comes after she launches a secret plan to bring down Corey for his crime.

Asha confides in her brother Aadi that she is pretending to support Corey in order to win his trust and trick him into a confession. But will her plan work?

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Wednesday, May 19 at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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Anyone who has witnessed or experienced a hate crime is urged to call the police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the True Vision website. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Coronation Street has worked on the current storyline alongside The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, which was set up to challenge prejudices and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures, and extend UK hate crime legislation, following the murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007.

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