Coronation Street’s Spider Nugent star hasn’t aged a day as he confirmed his return to the soap

Martin Hancock enjoyed a successful acting career after he left Coronation Street in 2000, starring in Holby City and Doctors, as well as appearing in big-screen films such as Kingdom of Heaven and Hannibal Rising

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Coronation Road: Martin Hancock as Spider in 1999

Coronation Street’s Spider Nugent actor hasn’t aged a single day as it was revealed that he will be returning to soap.

Martin Hancock made his debut as the eco-warrior in 1997, when his character became involved in a romance with Toyah Battersby.

Spider, Emily Bishop’s nephew, was ruffled in Weatherfield until leaving in 2000, and a year later he returned to ask his aunt for money to invest in a juice bar in London.

Emily gives £15,000, and he heads down to the capital to start his new life, and returns to the cobblestones again in 2003, when he convinces the unhappy Toyah to leave life. her in Weatherfield and moved to London with him. .

Spider was introduced in the show in 1997


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Nearly 20 years after Corrie’s debut, he’s going back to the cobblestones


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On Friday, it was confirmed that Martin would be reprising his character, and fans have been stunned by his age-defying look almost 20 years since he came out. Corrie’s eyes.

“Having the opportunity to walk back to the cobblestones has been amazing, I’m excited to see so many old friends and pick up what Spider has done,” the actor said in a statement.

He hasn’t aged a day since his first appearance as Spider-Man in the late 1990s


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“I always wanted to come back at some point and it seemed like the right time. I am eternally grateful to Iain [Macleod] for a chance,” added Martin.

Spider’s return to Weatherfield in July will be a turning point for Toyah, who is currently caught up in a messy kid’s movie with Imran and Abi.

Producer Iain has hailed Spider’s return, and said his arrival will have huge ramifications for his ex.

Spider and Toyah had a romance


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Eco-warriors ruffled in Weatherfield


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“Martin is a great actor and Spider is a character with a real legacy and fan favorite,” he said.

“His return heralds a fascinating new story for Toyah, who will be swept up in a tangle of guilt and secrecy when Spider arrives. Will he be her savior or the one that will ruin her life forever? ”

Martin has had a successful acting career since leaving Corrie, and has gone on to star in the BBC shows Holby City and Doctors, as well as the big screen films Kingdom of Heaven and Hannibal Rising.

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