The BBC has announced that Katie Price is to tell the story of being mother to her disabled son Harvey in a new BBC One documentary, billed as "an unflinching and deeply personal" look at their relationship as Harvey turns 18.

Harvey was born with the genetic disorders Septo Optic Dysplasia and Prader–Willi syndrome. He is autistic, partially blind and has learning and behavioural difficulties.

"Being a parent of a child with complex needs, as Harvey has, presents daily challenges," said Price as the documentary, which has the working title Katie Price: Harvey & Me, was announced. "Simple day-to-day things that other people take for granted can take all day.

"Every day presents a new challenge, no two days are the same. We have learnt and grown together, and together we have built our private world, a bond between mother and son which goes deeper than most - we are unbreakable."

"Harvey has taken on every hurdle life has thrown at him - from birth, being told he would never see, to now drawing rainbows - he was told he would never be able to engage in everyday life, but is often the life and soul of the party," Price continued. "Harvey touches the hearts of all those he meets - his heart knows no bounds when giving out love and affection.

"Now he is 18, I have to start making vital decisions that will impact Harvey's future that are different for most other parents. Harvey isn't about to go to uni, travel the world on a gap year, or take his driving test. Harvey's never even had a beer!

"Harvey is now an adult, and this is the most important time of his life, making the vital decisions, safeguarding his future and ensuring he has the tools for life that will give him the equal rights to live his life to the fullest."

"For the first time I will be taking you behind the closed doors of mine and Harvey's world," Price concluded. "Experience a day-in-the-life and what the future will look like for him and me. This is how we roll in Katie Price: Harvey & Me."

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, added: "I would like to thank Katie Price for opening up in this important and very personal film. Katie's life has played out in public, but one thing she has always kept private is the day-to-day realities of being mum to her son Harvey.

"As he turns 18, Katie faces difficult decisions about his future and wants to help people understand the realities and challenges of bringing up a child with a disability, and to see what Harvey's life is really like. We hope this film will have a huge impact and help advance the conversation around disability in the UK."

A broadcast date for the documentary has yet to be announced.

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