When he auditioned for the part in the show started his young career, he had originally gone in for a voiceover part. The producer then asked him to read for the part of the main character, Tim. He landed the role and the rest is history. 
After 60 aired episodes, parents all over the United Kingdom contacted the programming at Mumsnet saying that parents will ban their children from watching the show as it reinforces outdated gender stereotypes. The parents complained that the show demonstrates a level of Sexism that is unbearable.