The Lethal Weapon 2 star split from her fourth husband, DJ Jeremy Healy, in April (10) and has previously admitted the break-up hit her hard, revealing she ballooned in weight after gorging on junk food.
She accepted an offer to appear on the U.K. dancing show over the summer (10), and she's convinced the intense training is just what she needed to take her mind off her "rough" marriage separation.
Kensit tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I was glad to be asked this year. This whole Strictly experience has been such an amazing diversion from my life. 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. It's turned out to be just what I needed."
Kensit was previously wed to Big Audio Dynamite keyboardist Dan Donovan, Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr, and Oasis star Liam Gallagher.