Emotional Katie Price tours residential colleges with son Harvey after making heartbreaking choice to put him in care

EMOTIONAL Katie Price has been seen touring residential colleges with her 18-year-old son Harvey after making the heartbreaking choice to put him into care.

The mum-of-five released a first look at her new BBC documentary to reveal her life as a carer.

In the video, 42-year-old Katie is seen looking round colleges for children with autism and learning disabilities. They hope Harvey can start at their top choice later this year.

In a voiceover, Katie says: "Things change when people turn 18, for anyone. You become an adult.

"Whereas for Harvey, he's got complex needs.

"I've got to let Harvey have the best shot at life."

Katie captioned the video on Instagram: "Don't forget to catch our new documentary – Katie Price: Harvey and Me on BBC One, Monday 25th January at 8:30pm."

The Sun revealed this week she's putting Harvey into care to teach him how to have a more independent life and learn new skills.

She said: “It breaks my heart. I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him."

The pair have spent six months visiting colleges, but she admits it is too painful to think about breaking their incredible bond.

Katie added: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.

“This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.

“I’m trying to get him used to me not being there all the time. But he’ll call on his iPad and say, ‘Mum, I need you’, and I run to him.

“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids.

“When he goes to college he will learn to be an adult. He says now, ‘Mummy, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.’

“The other kids are excited for him — they want to see what he can do. But I think they’ll find it hard when he’s not around on weekends.

“I need to learn to let go but it’s tough — anyone in my position knows how hard it is.

“We have an incredible bond. I don’t know how Harvey will react or how he’ll feel when I can’t get to him. It’s too painful to think about.”

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