|Born||8th April 2002|
|First appearance||8th April 2002|
|Last appearance||14th January 2011|
|Played by|| Brandon Jackson (2002-2003) |
Stephen Collins (2003)
Benjamin Beresford (2004-2011)
Joshua Peacock was born on 8th April 2002 at Weatherfield General Hospital and is the son of Maxine Peacock. At first it was believed that Maxine's husband Ashley Peacock was his father, however it was revealed that Maxine had had a one-night stand with Matt Ramsden, Joshua's real father. Ashley was listed as Joshua's father on his birth certificate and has brought him up as his own. Maxine was killed by Richard Hillman when Joshua was just nine months old. Joshua now has a stepmother, Claire Peacock, who started off as his nanny. Shortly after Claire found out she was pregnant, Matt got in touch with Ashley and requested to see his son. Matt has now visited Joshua and has regular contact with him. Claire and Ashley had a baby boy, Freddie in July 2006, a brother for Joshua. In December 2010, Ashley died when an explosion at The Joinery Bar derailed a tram which crashed into the street. The accident led to the Peacocks' home burning down, and the McDonalds took Claire, Joshua and Freddie in at the Rovers Return. The following month Claire was arrested for assaulting Tracy Barlow after she mocked Ashley. Upon realising that she faced a prison sentence, the street's residents helped Claire and the boys escape to a new life in France.