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Katie Price reveals son Harvey, 18, once broke a car windscreen with his bare handsy 


Katie Price reveals son Harvey, 18, once broke a car windscreen with his bare hands as she details why she didn’t want to show him ‘having a full meltdown’ in new TV documentary

Katie Price has detailed a terrifying incident with her son Harvey, 18, when the teen smashed a car windscreen.

Speaking ahead of her new documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, which airs on BBC One on Monday night, the star, 42, explained how challenging her son’s complex needs are and why she has made the decision to place him in a residential college full time.  

Harvey is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome.

Complex needs: Katie Price has detailed a terrifying incident with her son Harvey, 18, when the teen smashed a car windscreen

Complex needs: Katie Price has detailed a terrifying incident with her son Harvey, 18, when the teen smashed a car windscreen 

Speaking to The Sun about her eldest son and their documentary, mother-of-five Katie, explained:  ‘To give you an idea how strong he is, he smashed out a windscreen on the car that takes him to school and back.

‘If the routing goes wrong he gets out and just punches the window screen. 

‘It’s more damage he can do to himself. If he smashes a window he can cut his hand up, or sometimes he head butts the wall and could split his head open.

‘When he’s in the car, I worry that he might open the car door which is why he always has someone in the car with him when he goes to school, and sometimes he might go for the driver.’ 

Documentary: Speaking ahead of her new documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, which airs on BBC One on Monday, the star, 42, explained how challenging her son's complex needs are

Documentary: Speaking ahead of her new documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, which airs on BBC One on Monday, the star, 42, explained how challenging her son’s complex needs are

Katie chose not to show a ‘full on meltdown’ of Harvey’s in the documentary but one scene does show the 18-year-old headbutting and kicking doors during a college tour.    

‘When he was kicking off at the college, in a way I’m glad he did because I need them to see what he’s like when he kicks off,’ Katie explained to BBC Breakfast on Monday.

‘In the programme I didn’t show him having a full meltdown. I just wanted to protect Harvey in that way, and people didn’t need to see that, I think they get the gist that he’s challenging.’

‘It wasn’t a documentary I wanted to do to see how many meltdowns he had.’

Candid: Katie chose not to show a 'full on meltdown' of Harvey's in the documentary but one scene does show the 18-year-old headbutting and kicking doors during a college tour

Candid: Katie chose not to show a ‘full on meltdown’ of Harvey’s in the documentary but one scene does show the 18-year-old headbutting and kicking doors during a college tour

Harvey’s conditions can promote mood swings and violent behaviour, leaving Katie concerned she can no longer restrain the 6ft2in and 29 stone teen.   

Earlier this month, Katie revealed her son is living in his own three-bedroom house with CCTV cameras across the road from her, to prepare him for ‘independent living’.

She also revealed she has made the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to place him in full-time care at a specialist college. 

The television personality said that their current set-up is to help Harvey become accustomed to living out of home so he doesn’t think that she has ‘sent him away’.   

Tough: Harvey's conditions can promote mood swings and violent behaviour, leaving Katie concerned she can no longer restrain the 6ft2in and 29 stone teen

Tough: Harvey’s conditions can promote mood swings and violent behaviour, leaving Katie concerned she can no longer restrain the 6ft2in and 29 stone teen

Mother-of-five Katie told US Weekly: ‘I’ve got him his own little house at the minute. It’s opposite where we live. It’s got all cameras in it.

‘So either I’m here or there’s a carer who’s known him for seven years from school. He’s got his own kitchen. It’s a three-bedroom house, so that’s the start of his independent living.

‘I’m doing it slowly for him. Otherwise I don’t want him to think I’ve just sent him away. It’s transitional.’ 

Katie Price: Harvey and Me airs on BBC One at 8:30pm on Monday night.   

Transitional: Earlier this month, Katie revealed her son is living in his own three-bedroom house with CCTV cameras across the road from her, to prepare him for 'independent living'

Transitional: Earlier this month, Katie revealed her son is living in his own three-bedroom house with CCTV cameras across the road from her, to prepare him for ‘independent living’



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