BBC One has announced a new documentary, Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, as a follow up film to the record-breaking documentary Katie Price: Harvey And Me.
Katie Price: Harvey And Me received huge critical acclaim when it was released and became the biggest BBC documentary of the period for 16-34 years old, garnering over five million views in 30 days on BBC iPlayer.
The documentary helped to start a conversation about the experience of raising disabled children and was recently shortlisted for a National Television Award and a Grierson Award.
The initial documentary followed 18-year-old Harvey as he transitioned into adulthood and moved further away from home.
Harvey lives with a number of complex physical and neurological conditions, and Katie met other parents of disabled children to show viewers the little-known problems that arise around care provision and education for children with complex needs.
In Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, Harvey is about to transition to a new chapter of his life, leaving behind the school he has attended for a decade.
Cameras will follow Harvey for six months as he spends the summer with his family and starts a new challenge as a residential student at National Star College, which will be his new home for the next three years.
While at the college, Harvey will have access to highly specialised teaching and therapy to help him navigate a more independent adult life.
However, Katie must come to terms with Harvey spending time away from home and growing up without her.
Harvey and his fellow students will learn new skills, undertake work experience and interact with those in the local community.
The film will explore all the normal complications young adults face, from making new friends to missing home, and living independently as a young person with additional needs.
Katie Price commented: “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.”