KATIE Price’s son Harvey is set to work at a train company in a new tear-jerking documentary to be released by the BBC.
The broadcaster have revealed that a follow-up film to the record-breaking Katie Price: Harvey and Me has been commissioned and will be in the works for six months.
Harvey will work at a train station in the new documentary[/caption]
Katie and Harvey will star in a new follow-up documentary[/caption]
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next will show the teen, who is blind, autistic and suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, working for a train company.
Harvey, 19, will be seen shadowing a member of staff at the railway firm, as well as moving into National Star College as a resident student.
Cameras will follow Katie, 43, through the six-month period as he leaves the family home to attend a new school hours away from his family.
Harvey will be seen working his first job to prepare him for the independence needed to navigate the transition to college.
It won’t just be tricky for the teen, however, as the film is set to also show Katie coming to terms with her eldest child being away from home.
Katie said of the upcoming new pilot: “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.”
It comes after Harvey and Me saw millions of viewers tune in to watch Harvey and mum Katie try and find him the perfect college.
The programme, which was shortlisted for a National Television and Grierson Award, also saw the mother and son duo meet other parents of disabled children going through the same transition.
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Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next is yet to be given a set release date, so fans of the original pilot will have to wait to find out more.
Last week, Katie opened up about the difficulties of raising her son, Harvey, and struggling to let him go to college.
Speaking on Simon Thomas’ podcast Life, Interrupted, Katie opened up about how “challenging” looking after Harvey has been.
“There’s lots of obstacles we go through, it’s very day to day, I don’t think people realise how how hard it is, you even have to shout him to get him dressed,” she said in the interview recorded in April.
“It’s just a constant battle,” she added before saying she would not thing twice about supporting him, “because Harvey is such a lovely boy, that you can have so much fun with him.”
‘IT’S GOING TO BE HARD FOR ME AND HIM’
Katie also opened up about finding Harvey a college to go to because it’s “a different ballgame” for a person with complex needs and she feels “exhausted” with the process but know she’s “got to find the right place for Harvey.”
But she’s also worried how her oldest son will cope at college after this year moving away to a residential home.
“At residential every night he rings and says ‘Mum, I need you, I miss you, I want cuddles,” Katie revealed.
“That’s why it’s going be hard for me and him, because the colleges I’ve picked are like a good three or hours away, because they’re the best ones for him. He needs this for him and he needs to be independent.”
Earlier this month, The Sun revealed that Harvey had been accepted into his first choice college, National Star – that costs a hefty £350,000 a year.
Katie previously said of Harvey moving into the residential school: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.”
Admitting it will be “hard to let go”, the mum-of-five added: “I need to learn to let go but it’s tough – anyone in my position knows how hard it is. We have an incredible bond. I don’t know how Harvey will react or how he’ll feel when I can’t get to him. It’s too painful to think about.
“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids.”
The public was given rare insight into Harvey and Katie’s life in the documentary Harvey and Me which aired earlier this year and followed their research into him going to a residential college.
It was so popular they will be doing a follow up one, catching up on the next step of his journey.
Harvey was even nominated nominated for an NTA for it in May, and has now made the shortlist for the Authored Documentary category.
Following the success of the touching documentary, Harvey is set to film a another eight-part-series for BBC about trains.
Speaking about the new opportunity, Katie previously said: “On the back of it, the BBC have offered Harvey and his friend Zac an 8-part series on trains and automobiles.
“There will be some gorgeous trains like the Bluebell Railway.
“I am not interested in bloody trains. Me and Jaenette (Zac’s mum) will be sitting there having our tea and sandwiches saying ‘what are we bloody doing here on a train station?’
“But, as long as they are happy, that’s what matters.”
The disabled teenager has moved to a specialist college[/caption]