The head judge was quizzed about the ongoing saga surrounding Seann Walsh and Katya Jones following on from their kiss.
However, he didn’t seem to be too pleased with her answers.
Holly Willoughby began the segment by saying to Shirley: “As a family show, I am loving it, but it seems a shame the story of the dance floor has been lost…”
Shirley immediately deflected the question, telling the This Morning pair she was in the middle of getting ready for the Junior International Championships.
“I shall go into the show without fear or favour and I look forward to it,” she said.
Phillip caught her out, saying “nice dodge”, before asking her to talk about the kiss.
But Shirley didn’t seem to want to give her personal opinion on the matter, telling him: “I think things happen all the tim in every industry.
“I feel like with Strictly, it’s in the public eye – it’s not necessarily just on Strictly.
“I’m there to judge, I’m not there to judge anyone’s private life.”
But it seems This Morning fans weren’t happy with Shirley’s response as well.
One posted on Twitter: “Shirley Ballas dodging questions better than she can ballroom dance on #ThisMorning.”
Another added: “Great to see @Schofe pushing Shirley ‘I’m not a newspaper reader’ Ballas for answers. It’s a 10/10 for question swerving.”
A third said: “Shirley Ballas avoiding answering questions about Seann Walsh on #ThisMorning right now.”
A fourth shared: “Shirley avoiding talking about Seann and Katya.”
More to follow…