A FORMER St Gregory’s Catholic High School pupil is set to appear on Channel 4’s hit new TV show Buy It Now.

Mum-of-two Helen Davies, who attended Priestley College, will be given just 90 seconds to convince at least one member of the studio audience to buy her baby suction plate and placemat.

If she succeeds, Helen will then present her product to a retail panel in a final bid to secure lucrative bulk orders.

Helen’s fate will be revealed when episode 24 airs on Channel 4 at 5.30pm on Thursday.

“Parents tell us that they love our EasyMat Mini, which is a best-seller on Amazon UK, but all bets are off when you go on Buy It Now, as you’re at the mercy of the studio audience,” said the 40-year-old.

“I practised my pitch for weeks because a big retail order could be potentially life-changing not only for the future of our business, but for us as a family.

"Brian Conley, who presents the show, was absolutely lovely and really put me at ease, but as soon as the cameras started rolling, my nerves kicked in big time.

“I’ll be watching the show through my fingers when it airs.”

Helen’s invention is the world’s first compact and foldable suction plate, which is suitable for use at home and when travelling.

It was inspired by her youngest daughter Kiera, who had a habit of throwing her plate – and whole meals – on the floor.

“I spotted a gap in the market and I felt determined to create a weaning product that would promote independent feeding,” said Helen, who grew up on Vincent Close, Westbrook.

“Like a lot of parents, we enjoy eating out with our kids in restaurants and on holiday, but we could never find a suitable plate to take with us that was easily portable and that fitted most highchair sizes.

“The EasyMat Mini feels really liberating, as you can prepare your child’s food in advance and take it out with you thanks to unique features that include a sealed lid, a compact design and a carry case.”

Last year, the EasyMat Mini won a BizzieBaby UK Gold Award, which is determined by outstanding parent reviews.

Helen – a member of the Warrington-based Real5 Networking Group, whose fellow members are advising her on how she can continue to develop her business – is now also in talks with distributors across multiple territories as part of her mission to take her products global.