Shirley Ballas said the experts are there to judge the dancing and not “anyone’s private life”.
Her comments come after pictures of the pair kissing on a night out were published by The Sun on Sunday – despite them both being in relationships at the time.
Walsh’s now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries responded by dumping him on Twitter, saying the pictures were taken on her birthday and that she had received no personal apology from the comedian.
In an interview with ITV’s This Morning, Ballas said it was not down to the Strictly judges to comment on what happens outside the show, and that they were there to pass comment on “the dancing only”.
After much speculation about whether the pair would quit or be kicked off the show, it was confirmed yesterday that they will dance on Saturday.