They were like you have to do all of them and I was like, 'OK do you want me to see if I can move it?' And they said yes.
Speaking with host Alex Zane at Samsung KX's Thread Talks, the New Jersey native was quizzed by an audience member on who made the decision.
Michelle admitted it was a scheduling issue with Ru Paul's Drag Con which led to her not being apart of this year's event and added it's not something she has taken "personally".
"Oh you're trying to get the tea, aren't you?" the Strictly star teased. "I'll tell you what happened. It's not that racy or scandalous."
She continued: "But what happened was they had asked in the beginning for my availability. This is the honest to god transparent truth.