Hacker was introduced as a character of the CBBC television programme Scoop, voiced by Andy Heath. The character became popular, and was appointed as a weekday-presenter of the CBBC office with his “half-brother” Dodge T. Dog, starting in May 2009, with the character now being voiced by Phil Fletcher. In July, they began presenting on weekdays. They began presenting with Scottish comedian Iain Stirling until Stirling’s departure in 2013, when he then began presenting with Chris Johnson.
In 2011, Hacker was given a solo presenting role on a separate chat show titled Hacker Time.[