The 49-year-old former Olympic swimming champion, who was eliminated from the reality television show on Wednesday night, said that Hines shouldn't be accused of bullying fellow contestant Polly Porter because she is "lovely".
Hines caused controversy by continuously slamming Porter for not being as famous as her, then told The Block star that her comments went "in one ear and out the other" when she tried to address the problem.
Curry has now told the Courier-Mail: "Deni and I actually do get on well. If she wants to say something, she'll tell you. And to be honest, I think Polly pushed her button probably a few too many times - and she snapped.
"It was only a matter of time before that discussion took place. Deni is not as bad as everyone is saying. And I applaud her. She has some lovely qualities. She's very entertaining. But if she doesn't like you, she's going to tell you. You know exactly where you stand.''
Curry said that she was "surprised" that Channel Nine bosses chose to show Max Markson branding Didier Cohen a "cocaine addict" earlier this week.
She also described Pauline Hanson as a "lovely lady" and Jesinta Campbell as a "beautiful girl" but a "dark horse" in the competition.
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