Dan was kicked out of the house on Friday night in a shock exit, after going up against Sam and Sophie in a 'secret' eviction.
Having now had a chance to watch some of the show back, Dan still thinks viewers should lay off Hazel.
“We were aware there was chemistry. But it takes two to tango," he said today. “And Daley didn’t make it clear he was in a relationship to any of us.
“They’re both adults and you can’t tell them what to do.
“They obviously had a bond. It’s unfortunate that’s gone against her."
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Dan also claimed that the show was being edited against the Irish beauty.
"There’s a lot more to her than just flirting," he told the newspaper. “There are sides to her the public haven’t seen.
“She’s a beautiful girl and she’s got a sense of humour. I’ve got a lot of time for her."
He added to the tabloid: “She is definitely ambitious and that can be perceived as being ruthless.”
Big Brother airs nightly on Channel 5.