Harvey Price and mum Katie to star in new BBC documentary charting teenagers college journey
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BBC One have commissioned a follow up to the hit Katie Price: Harvey and Me documentary, which will see Harvey embark on his college journey.
Titled Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, the film is set to follow Harvey and his mum as they prepare him to live a more independent life.
The 43 year old former glamour model invited cameras into her life for the Harvey and Me documentary at the start of this year, which saw the mother-and-son duo trying to find a suitable place for further education.
19 year old Harvey was born with Prader-Willi syndrome and has autism, partial blindness and ADHD.
The documentary was met with critical acclaim and managed to get over 5 million viewers within 30 days of it hitting BBC iPlayer, becoming one of the best-performing documentaries ever released on the platform.
In the show, Katie met with other parents of disabled children and shone a light on life is like when raising a child with disabilities.
The documentary was also recently shortlisted for a National Television Award and a Grierson Award.
The follow up film is set to track the pair over a six month period of huge change, as Harvey leaves school and prepares for college away from his home and mother.
Katie 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.”
Harvey was recently accepted into National Star, a residential college featured in Harvey and Me that costs £350k a year to attend.
While fees for the college are high, 19 year old Harvey’s complicated needs could make him eligible for government funding.
Katie had confessed in the documentary that she would find it a struggle to have Harvey so far away but recognised that going to college would help Harvey learn crucial skills and gain some independence.
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