Anton Du Beke said Shirley Ballas must have had her reasons for the decisions as head judge.
The head judge of the BBC dance show appealed to fans "let’s all respect each other and enjoy the show. "
The BBC One show is heading into its 20th series, with the judges reflecting on contestants past.
The former 'Strictly' dancer and the show's head judge exchanged words over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Shirley decided to undergo tests when 'Strictly Come Dancing' viewers noticed a lump under her arm.
The 61-year-old judge is due to undergo further tests in hospital this week, but admitted she is trying not to worry.
The 60-year-old 'Strictly' judge has had seven stitches and is believed to have suffered tendon damage after slicing open her hand.
The 60-year-old dance teacher revealed doctors had found a lump between two bones in her shoulder while she was being treated for long COVID.
Shirley Ballas said she was trapped in bed for two weeks when she caught COVID-19 earlier this year.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has shut down rumours that Carrie Symonds will appear on this year's series.