Corby spa owner shows TV gardener Alan the likeable side of snails

Diane Gower, third from left,  shows TV gardener Alan Tichmarsh  the benefits of snails
Diane Gower, third from left, shows TV gardener Alan Tichmarsh the benefits of snails
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Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh is used to helping his green-fingered fans deal with snails but he had a different view of the tiny creatures thanks to Corby spa owner Diane Gower.

She appeared on his popular ITV show on Monday (September 16) after the presenter heard about her unique snail facials.

Diane, owner of the Simply Divine Spa in Meeting Lane, is getting used to being in the spotlight since the Corby Telegraph revealed her new snail facials.

The treatment has been featured in several national newspaper, radio and on television.

A car was sent for Diane and her consultants to take them to the TV studios in London, along with a few of her pampered snails.

She said: “The whole day was amazing and it was fantastic to meet Alan. The studio was buzzing about the snail facials and Amanda Holden was really interested.”

The treatment feature in a section of the show on bizarre beauty therapies with Nadine Baggott, Hello magazine’s health and beauty editor.

After hearing a snail facial costs £50, Alan dubbed them the highest earning snails in Britain.

Simply Divine is pioneering the treatment in Britain with the help of Dr Sunil Chopra, clinical director of the The London Dermatology Clinic and a regular consultant on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies show.

Diane said: “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since we publicised the treatment. I’ve lost count of how many interviews I’ve done for television, radio and the press.

“I’ve also been contacted by people from all over the country who are interested in the treatment. I think I’ve managed to take it all in my stride though.”

The snail facial was launched in Japan but interest in the treatment offered by Simply Divine has been so huge Diane is now planning to franchise the beauty therapy to other spas.