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BBC Viewers Left In Tears Watching Katie Price And Harvey In 'Unexpectedly Emotional' Documentary

BBC Viewers Left In Tears Watching Katie Price And Harvey In 'Unexpectedly Emotional' Documentary

Viewers were left in tears last night, as Katie Price's documentary, Katie Price: Harvey and Me aired on BBC.

The one-off doc follows Katie, 42, and Harvey, 18, highlighting the ups and downs of raising a child with severe disabilities. And viewers took to social media to explain they were in floods of tears while watching, with one revealing they were "crying their eyes out".

In the doc, viewers hear how, months after Harvey was born, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as septo-optic dysplasia, which brought with it partial blindness, autism; Prader-Willi syndrome and learning and behavioural difficulties.

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Viewers were particularly emotional about scenes which saw Katie and Harvey set out to find a residential college, where he can stay and be independent whenever he likes.

Although Harvey became distressed over one college visit, during a second trip to National Star College in Ullenwood, near Cheltenham, Harvey was in much better spirits.

But fans were also moved over Katie's parenting, with hundreds taking to Twitter to praise her for her devotion to Harvey and for being such a brilliant mum.

Viewers were in tears over the doc, with many praising Katie for being such a brilliant mum (Credit: BBC)
Viewers were in tears over the doc, with many praising Katie for being such a brilliant mum (Credit: BBC)
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One person tweeted: "Watching @KatiePrice on 'Harvey and Me' full of admiration for her taking on BOTH parent roles and trying her very best for him in this next, crucial stage in his life. Have sat in tears watching. What a fantastic young man she has raised."

While another added: "@KatiePrice watching Harvey and Me you have had me in tears! You and Harvey are so brave and inspiring to us all. Be kind has never meant so much to me as watching this."

"These are happy tears #harveyandme @KatiePrice thanks for giving us a glimpse of this remarkable relationship. I hope Harvey gets his place at that college," added another.

"Well tears and laughter watching that. @KatiePrice is a fantastic mummy & Harvey Price is such a character & a lovely young lad. Good luck for the future. Hope Harvey settles in college. #harveyandme," said one.

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The reality star talked exclusively to Tyla just days before the episode aired, revealing that she wants her son to become an "ambassador for disabilities," and to use his high profile help break down stigma.

"I get a lot of criticism, like, 'Why do you put Harvey in the limelight?' I'm like, 'Why shouldn't I?,' she told us.

"I wanna make parents proud, and not scared to go to a shop, or scared of people looking and poking fun."

You can read the full interview here.

Tweeting about the doc after it aired, Katie wrote: "I wanted to say thank you so much to @bbcone, @Minnow_Films and the general public for all your support in the lead up to #HarveyandMe and the incredible feedback tonight.

"This really has been such an amazing journey for Harvey and myself, and I want to continue the conversation surrounding the difficulties that parents of children with complex needs face, and help parents going through a similar situation. Thank you all so much x."

You can catch the doc over on BBC iPlayer now.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV News

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