Hyland wrote a column for the Sunday Mirror from 2000 to 2005. Until 2011 closure of the newspaper, he wrote for the News of the World. He has been billed as "the TV critic with the widescreen mouth" due to his outspoken, self-assertive style.
Hyland appeared on Five's The Wright Stuff as a regular guest from 2003 to 2005. He returned to the show in April 2010 appearing every Friday to preview television programmes for the week ahead. The Wright Stuff - five.tv