Hickman auditioned for the role in 2008 then received the role in late 2008. She started filming in July 2009.
Her character is very bubbly and adores pink. However in life is the same. She has many friends in Tracy Beaker Returns such as Lily Kettle (Jessie Williams) and Tee Taylor (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and for a number of years was very close friends with them in real life off-set, though they still remain in contact today.
Hickman has also made appearances in EastEnders, Ackley Bridge, Strike Back, Doctors, Casualty and Safe, in addition to her role in the Tracy Beaker franchise.