A brand new documentary featuring Katie Price and her son Harvey comes to BBC One this week.
The new documentary follows Katie Price: Harvey and Me, which saw Katie share what it’s really like to be a mum of a disabled child approaching adulthood.
Released last year, the one-off film was watched by 5 million people over 30 days on BBC iPlayer with the BBC saying it was the biggest BBC documentary of the period for 16-34 year olds.
Titled Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, the new follow up film will see cameras follow Katie and Harvey through six months of Harvey’s life which will see an huge amount of change.
The documentary will air tonight on Monday, 7 March a 9PM on BBC One. It will also be available to watch online via iPlayer.
The BBC share: “Harvey is leaving behind the school he’s attended for a decade and, after a summer with the family and a day of new experiences shadowing staff at a train company, he will embark on a challenging and exciting new chapter as a residential student of National Star College, hours from his family, that will be his home for the next three years.
“The transition to this new way of life will be a big upheaval for the family, although the highly specialised teaching and therapy Harvey will receive will lay the crucial foundations for a more independent adult life. Meanwhile, Katie must also come to terms with him being away from home, and with the progress he’s making without her. Will this separation, as painful as it may be for Katie and Harvey, ultimately be the best thing for both of them?
“As Harvey and his new fellow students start to learn skills, including work experience and interacting with others in the local community. The film will explore the broader issues that all young adults face as they transition from school to college, as well as how it feels to make new friends, miss home or live more independently as a young person with additional needs.”
Katie Price said: “The overwhelming love and support we received following Harvey And Me earlier this year was incredible. To see how so many people connected with our story and how it has helped so many families out there who are going through similar experiences has made me so proud. But Harvey’s story doesn’t end there.
“In this next documentary we will again open up our lives to viewers, as Harvey takes the next step into adulthood as he moves out of our family home. I want to show our real story about how Harvey and I cope with such a big change in our lives, and hopefully help others dealing with similar issues.”
She added: “For me, watching both documentaries I think the second one shows more about Harvey without me there. It shows the daily challenges and what he’s like when he meets new people and also what it’s like for a parent to be away from their child and what it’s like for Harvey.
“The first film was more of an introduction – he was at home – but this film really shows how challenging it is.”
What Harvey Did Next airs on 7 March at 9PM on BBC One and iPlayer.