The new series kicked off on Saturday (24 September) as all 15 couples danced together for the first time.
You can find out about all the couples competing on Strictly 2022 here.
The couple received a mixed reception from the judges, but were praised by head judge Ballas, who said that West “just put [Buswell] in the most beautiful space” and gave them a standing ovation.
She also said that the couple created a “beautiful” atmosphere.
When it came to the scoring, however, Ballas could be seen reaching around under her table for her paddle.
“I’m putting up a seven,” she said, despite the score on the screen reading as a six.
Host Claudia Winkleman explained: “OK, we just need to clarify because Shirley held up a seven. I imagine you’d prefer the seven.”
Ballas then confirmed: “I’ll take the seven. I got muddled up with my paddles. I was in a bit of a muddle.”
“Perfect, we’ll take a seven,” Winkleman confirmed. This brought West and Buswell’s total score to 22 out of 40.
Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.