He is then seen collecting Liam O'Donovan (Richard Wisker) from the local police station and meets Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer) after she is arrested for fraud.Mike offers her a job at the Dumping Ground because it is short staffed, with only himself and Gina Conway (Kay Purcell) working there.
Mike returns in series 5 as Elm Tree House's new chef.
When Head Care Worker, Shelley Appelton (Nicola Reynolds), decides to leave Elm Tree House she holds interviews for possible head care workers, who none of the young people like, so they beg Mike to take up the role, which he does.
They reignite their turbulent relationship, Tyler proves himself to be a prankster, however he reveals his softer side when he breaks down in tears as he sees the burnt remains of the only birthday card his mother ever gave to him.
In series two of "The Dumping Ground", Tyler's mum decides to visit but Tyler then discovers she is not taking her medication for her bipolar disorder, so he gets angry, but eventually they reconcile.
made her first appearance on 9 March 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Jody Jackson.
During her first appearance, she is portrayed as being like a tramp, having lived in squalor; she is dressed in simple clothes and smells terrible – this means Carmen develops a low opinion of her, before she discovers she is sharing with her.
Jody tells Tracy that her mother used to scrub her with a scrubbing brush, only when the Social Worker attended.
She also reveals that when she was naughty, people used to hold her under the water. Elektra responds by locking Jody in the toy cupboard.
Carmen immediately resents and is unsympathetic to Jody and feels that her presence is intrusive.
When she reveals she is afraid to take a bath, Tracy entices her with bath jelly, which Jody seems to like.