Of her casting, Anderson commented "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the show.
It'll be wonderful to be working back home in Yorkshire again.
Anderson thought her character would be disliked straight away because of her introduction.
Anderson called Alicia "a strong family woman", who wanted to be a good wife and mother.
Alicia came to the village to warn her sister, Leyla, not to attend their recently deceased mother's funeral.
I'm a Yorkshire girl so a part in Emmerdale is a dream come true!
" Anderson revealed that she had known the series producer for a long time and had previously auditioned for a role in another soap opera in front of him, so when the part of Alicia came up he thought of her and asked her to audition.
Anderson told the reporter, "She's bold and she's brassy and she does have quite a hard exterior. She is like a lioness of her pride, she will protect her family from anything." Alicia was not happy to see her estranged sister, Leyla, but Anderson did not think Alicia hated Leyla.
Alicia Dawn Harding (also Metcalfe and Gallagher) is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Natalie Anderson.She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 11 August 2010.She added that Alicia was quite unlike herself and she was excited to be seen in a different light.Anderson told Digital Spy's Daniel Kilkelly that Alicia dotes on her son and "loves him to pieces", but things between her and her husband were strained when they first arrived.
Alicia was introduced as the sister of established character Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi).On , it was announced that Anderson had quit the show and Alicia made her final on-screen appearance on 10 September 2015.