The jury were told that Hazell found the house surrounded by journalists and media and would not have been able to get rid of her body.
The jury were asked to watch an interview that Hazell had given to ITV News. In this he said "I loved her to bits, I loved her like my own daughter, I can't work out what the hell is happening."
He said that he knew "in his heart" that Tia had left the house alive. He appears to be close to tears.
Hazell said nothing when he was arrested. But he told prison officers that "he wasn't a nonce" and "it wasn't sexual".
He claimed that they had been playing together on the stairs when she fell. She broke her neck, he claimed, so he carried her to the bedroom and hoped she would get better.
When she died, he told the prison officers that he didn't know what to do so wrapped her in a sheet and put her in a loft.
In an in-depth interview with ITV's Tonight, Tia Sharp's mother and grandmother tell their harrowing story and speak openly about their loss
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp has said the man responsible for her death "deserves to suffer".
Stuart Hazell, 37, changed his plea to guilty in the murder trial of schoolgirl Tia Sharp claiming her 'family have suffered enough'.