Coronation Street airs return for two more absent characters

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Coronation Street has aired a return for two more absent characters at Craig Tinker's party.

This week has seen the return of Gary Windass for the first time since the far-right story concluded earlier in the year, and now two more characters from that story are back as well.

Spider Nugent and Toyah Habeeb made their first appearances since late February when they attended Craig's surprise birthday party at the Bistro.

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It appears that Coronation Street bosses gave characters integral to the far-right story a break from filming following the conclusion of the storyline and are now re-integrating them into the show.

Much like the three characters previously mentioned, Max Turner has returned in recent weeks as viewers were given a chance to see what life has been like for him in the youth offender's home.

The long-running storyline saw Max being groomed and radicalised by supposed environmental advocate Griff into joining a hate group.

The group targeted local councillor Maria Connor, with help from one of her political rivals, as she organised a campaign to support refugees in Weatherfield.

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Spider was working with the police to infiltrate the hate group, with Toyah unaware of her boyfriend's undercover job until Max was put in danger.

The storyline culminated with hate group member Blake stabbing Alya Nazir at a meeting for the refugees — leading to Griff, Blake and Max all being arrested.

Alya luckily survived the frightening attack, though she continues to deal with the emotional trauma of becoming a hate crime victim.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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