Patsy Kensit: Strictly Come Dancing was "just what I needed."

Patsy Kensit

Actress Patsy Kensit has recommended Strictly Come Dancing to other celebrities, describing it as "an amazing diversion" from her life and being "just what I needed." The 42-year-old Holby City star was found herself in the bottom two of the show last Sunday when the show was broadcast live from Blackpool's Tower Ballroom.

Speaking to The Mirror after her narrrow escape this week, Patsy - who recently split from her fourth husband after less than a year together - explained: "A lot of people are having a crummy time at the moment, it's not unique to me. Yes, I've had a bad year but I haven't looked for sympathy, I own up to my mistakes. Whatever the outcome is I take the responsibility."

She added: "This whole Strictly experience has been such an amazing diversion from my life and from what I do as an actress.

"I was glad to be asked this year, I would advise anyone to try it. If you've had a rough time, go to a dance class because it does lift your spirits." She joked: "just don't do it in front of Craig Revel Horwood!

"It's turned out to be just what I needed."