Dan was booted out of the house earlier tonight in the latest Big Brother 2013 results show.
It was a shock outcome for Dan, after Big Brother lied to the group about who was up for eviction.
Thinking he was safe, Dan told Emma Willis: "I am fine, it's just all surreal. I did suggest this in the Diary Room might happen tonight... but I knew if I was up against those two, I'd go.
"Sam and Sophie are two of the favourites."
Dan confessed he felt "cheated", the former copper admitted he found it hard to "switch off" from his job.
He said: "I do think about things too much, and you've got a lot of time to think in there, but we've come to conclude you can't second guess them."
On Dexter, Dan commented: "I don't think Dexter knows who he is, he's trying to work out who he is. I think he's finding himself, he's a bit lost I think."
On Callum, Dan continued: "I would say he was the first I least connected to in the house. There was a lot of awkwardness about his niceness, nothing about him seems natural to me. It's like he's trying to be someone."
He added: "At least everyone knew where they stood with me, I said what I thought."
Discussing his relationship with Hazel, Dan said: "The thing about Hazel is she is very intelligent, she's funny, she doesn't take herself too serious and I think she's a very beautiful girl. She might struggle without me, but she's got Charlie... Charlie's her only ally in there."
Despite the early exit, Dan insisted he had no regrets and backed Gina to win.
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