Psychologist was not a Big Brother consultant

Media stories this week claimed media psychologist Dr. Bob Montgomery, who has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children in the 1960s, was a Big Brother psychologist.

But while he was an occasional guest during the show’s first season, sources including original executive producer, host and publicity confirmed to TV Tonight that he was never attached to the show.

Dr. Montgomery was a contributing psychologist across TV and Radio, invited as one of many talking heads during Big Brother‘s first season in 2001.

But Carmel Hill was the show’s resident psychologist and consulted with producers on housemate selection and well-being.

Montgomery pleaded guilty to abusing 12-year-old boys while he was a scoutmaster in Sydney in the 1960s. He will be sentenced later this month.

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