Deletion of repo fails with non existent registry


I have a gitlab deployment via Helm on my kubernetes cluster.
I’ve excluded several components including the docker registry.
When I try to delete a git repo, it fails with the following error:

This project was scheduled for deletion, but failed with the following message: Failed to open TCP connection to gitlab-registry.gitlab.svc:5000 (getaddrinfo: Name or service not known)

The gitlab yaml file has the registry disabled:

    enabled: false

Running version 13.10.2