Bird is a member of Terry Bates' gang of football hooligans. He catches up with Jase Dyer, a former member of the gang, in Walford and attempts to recruit him back into the gang. When Jase refuses, Bird helps Terry and the gang to arrange a car crash for Dee, the man who had sent Jase to prison. When this fails to win Jase back, the gang raid The Queen Victoria pub looking for him. In May 2009 he returns during Terry's trial, though he is arrested for assaulting Billy Mitchell and holding Jay Brown hostage.