Jimmy is the son of Carly Wicks, born off screen in 16 July 2012 (Redfern). Jimmy is named after Carly's dead brother James "Jimbo Wicks". He appears in the episode broadcast on 7 September 2012 when his mother introduces him to his grandmother Shirley Carter. Shirley is instantly smitten with Jimmy and cries as she holds him for the first time. Carly and Jimmy leave Walford, taking Shirley to stay with them.