Josh Crowther is a troublemaker who took Gabby Thomas's virginity.
Josh along with his friend Jamie Halstead, were customers of Café Main Street in March 2016. Josh tried to touch one of the cakes but owner Brenda Walker slapped his hand away so Josh lied that he had had brittle bones, and Jamie chipped in that he'd need to go to hospital. Josh even threatened to call the police until Olivia Flaherty told Brenda the pair were winding her up and they're idiots. Jamie hit back that at least they aren't in prison, unlike Liv's half-brother Aaron Dingle, and Josh stated only real scum ended up there. Noah Dingle stuck up for Liv by revealing his mum had been in prison and she's not scum but this didn't help as Josh suggested Liv's mother was aware Liv's father sexually abused Aaron. The boys left the café after telling Brenda that the place was garbage.
The boys returned a week later and Brenda agreed to give them another chance. Josh started chatting up Gabby whilst Jamie distracted disinterested Liv. Josh tried to kiss her but Gabby pulled away. The following day, Gabby and Liv skived off school to meet up with Josh and Jamie and they ends up at Gabby's house with a bottle of vodka. Josh kisses Gabby and wants to take things to the next level, but Gabby is unsure, so Josh throws the condom at Jamie and gets up to leave. Gabby stops him leaving and the pair head upstairs. Gabby's step-mother Laurel Thomas was furious to return home to find Gabby had been upstairs with a boy and ordered Josh out of the house.