Psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson described Mick Philpott as a "psychopath" who was a "control freak" and "exhibitionist".
He told ITV's Daybreak: "Clinically I suppose you would call him a psychopath, anti-social personality disorder.
"There's a lot of narcissism as well, a bit of an exhibitionist. He liked to appear on television, on the Jeremy Kyle show, there was a documentary about him and his super-dad performances."
Mick Philpott stuck two fingers up in court as the Judge told him he was a "disturbingly dangerous man" and would be sent to jail for life.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Dawn Bestwick said jail wasn't good enough for MIck Philpott and that "as a coward" he "deserved to die".
The judge has delayed her sentencing to "reflect further" on the trial Mick and Mairead Philpott and friend Paul Mosley.