Coronation Street spoilers: Audrey Roberts spiked as Stephen Reid hits desperate new lows

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STEPHEN Reid is slowly being backed into a corner while he tries to keep his financial issues under wraps.

But, once again, the businessman crosses a line when spiking his own mother, Coronation Street stalwart Audrey Roberts.

Stephen Reid is desperate to avoid bankruptcy

But this leaves him to accept a job he doesn’t want

He resorts to putting Audrey in danger once again

The schemer portrayed by Todd Boyce is trying to keep his entire life afloat by all means necessary, with his family unaware that he’s struggling.

This leads him to accept a fast food delivery job to Drake at the trendy ad agency next week.

Drake finds it highly amusing to see Stephen having no choice but to accept such a lowly job.

Feeling humiliated, Stephen calls the fast food delivery company and tells them he doesn’t want the job anymore.

But how else can he cope? Stephen would rather lie and plot his way out of trouble.

In later scenes, he tells Nick Tilsley that sending Sam on a cruise with Audrey (Sue Nicholls) may not be such a good idea as he reckons the hairdresser is back on the booze.

Nick insists the cruise must go ahead, leaving Stephen thwarted.

However, he has another trick up his sleeve and it could put Audrey in severe danger.

He calls in the salon and steals Audrey’s antidepressants from her bag, which she was prescribed after a suicide attempt.

Stephen later invites Nick to join him and Audrey in the Rovers to talk about the cruise but he has something else in mind.

Taking out the antidepressants, he crushes them into a thin powder.

When Audrey has her back turned, heading towards the loo, Stephen pulls out the crushed tablets, intent on spiking her drink.

But will he actually go through with it?

While that remains to be seen, Stephen hasn’t shied away from murder in recent weeks.

In September, he was seen pushing Leo Thompkins to his death before hiding his body and impersonating him to avoid any suspicion.

Next week, Stephen gets a worrying call from his estranged wife Gabrielle, revealing that she’s cancelled his car contract.

Sarah Platt then asks him for a lift to her meeting.

Could this bring him a step closer to hurting Audrey?

Coronation Street airs on ITV.

Stephen plans to spike his mother’s drink next week

But will he actually go through with it?
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