Harvey Price’s age, disability and footballer dad as Katie Price launches new BBC documentary


Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next airs tonight (March 7) on BBC One. The new documentary follows Katie’s son Harvey as he settles into the National Star College in Gloucestershire.

National Star provides courses for young adults with disabilities and medical and behavioral conditions. The hour-long program follows the teenager as he leaves home and embarks on his first term in a bid to live a more independent life.

The move is a major step for both Harvey and his mum. Therefore, the film will also explore Katie’s struggles with letting go, as well as what led to her arrest for driving while intoxicated and disqualified.

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But who is Harvey Price’s father and what is his disability? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the BBC documentary.

Who is Harvey Price’s dad?

Harvey Price’s dad is former international and Premier League footballer Dwight Yorke. The former Aston Villa and Manchester United striker, now 50, dated Katie Price in 2001.

Following a brief romance, Katie discovered she was pregnant and gave birth to her first son Harvey the next year. Dwight initially denied that Harvey was his son and only acknowledged that he was the youngster’s father after a paternity test came back positive.

In his 2009 autobiography, Born To Score, Dwight admitted that he could have been a better father to Harvey, but that Katie limited his access to his son. He wrote: “From the moment I set eyes on the little fella, I have loved my son like I could never ever have imagined possible.

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“I am not going to hear any more that I did not care for Harvey, or have any understanding of his needs or that I was not interested in his welfare.”

He continued: “Over the years I have heard Katie saying how Andre is Harvey’s dad and what a terrible, uncaring father I have been, all of which sticks in my throat.

“Maybe if she had not made life so difficult for me, might have been able to take a far more proactive role.”

How old is Harvey Price?

Harvey Price was born on May 27, 2002. He is 19 years old.

Harvey is the eldest of Katie Price’s five children. She has two children with her ex-husband de ella and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here co-star Peter Andre-Junior and Princess Tiaamii.

The former glamor model also shares two further children — Jett and Bunny — with her third husband Kieran Hayler.

What is Harvey Price’s condition?

Harvey Price was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PWS is a rare genetic condition, affecting just one in 15,000 children in England.

Some of the condition’s main symptoms include weak muscle tone, lack of sexual development, behavioral problems and obesity triggered by constant feelings of hunger. It can also affect the central nervous system and those with PWS are more likely to develop learning difficulties.

Prader-Willi syndrome is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome number 15. There is currently no cure for the condition.

Harvey is partially blind due to suffering from septo-optic dysplasia, a disorder that affects eyesight. He is also autistic, with Katie previously opening up about how he often lashes out in anger and frustration due to the condition.

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Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next airs on Monday, March 7 at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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