Katie Price posts moment Harvey learns he'll get to be train announcer

Katie Price shares the sweet moment her disabled son Harvey, 18, learns he’s going to be a train announcer after emotional documentary

  • In a YouTube video posted on Thursday, Katie told Harvey he’d get to announce the trains at whatever station he wanted
  • The teen was clearly excited, and gave a thumbs up to the camera
  • Katie also revealed she’s got her son a three-bedroom house to help prepare him to go to residential college full-time 
  • On Thursday Katie’s ex-husband Peter Andre also took to Instagram to share a sweet comment paying tribute to his former stepson, calling him ‘the best’
  • On Monday night, a BBC documentary followed the TV star, 42, search for a residential college which catered for Harvey’s complex needs 
  • The 18-year-old is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome 

Katie Price has shared the sweet moment she told son Harvey, 18, he was going to be a train announcer.

The former glamour model, 42, uploaded a YouTube video showing her telling Harvey he’d get to call out some of the trains on whatever route he liked, with the teen clearly delighted by the surprise.

It came as Katie’s ex-husband Peter Andre also shared a sweet tribute to former stepson Harvey after his appearance in an emotional BBC documentary on Monday 

What a treat! Katie Price, 42, has shared the sweet moment she told son Harvey, 18, he was going to be a train announcer

In the video, Katie thanked fans for their overwhelming support since the documentary aired, and revealed to Harvey she had a surprise.

She said: ‘You know you went to the station with Zach? Lots of people saw you talk about trains. 

‘The company, a station phoned mummy up and said would Harvey like to go to a station and do an announcement?

‘Harvey would go: ”Can I have your attention please?” Would you like to do that and take Zach with you? What do you think? Are you excited?’

Exciting: The former glamour model uploaded a YouTube video showing her telling Harvey he’d get to call out some of the trains at whatever station he chose

How good is that? In the video, Katie thanked fans for their overwhelming support since the documentary aired, and revealed to Harvey she had a surprise

Thrilled by the surprise Harvey – who is on the autism spectrum, born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome – said to Katie: ‘Yes, mummy,’ before giving a thumbs up to the camera.

It came after fans were visibly moved by seeing Harvey’s love of trains during the BBC documentary, with he and the reality star travelling to a station so he could pretend to call out the announcements.

On Thursday Katie’s ex-husband Peter Andre also took to Instagram to share a sweet comment paying tribute to his former stepson.

Fun: She said: ”The company, a station phoned mummy up and said would Harvey like to go to a station and do an announcement?’

Delighted: Thrilled by the surprise Harvey said to Katie: ‘Yes, mummy,’ before giving a thumbs up to the camera

Adorable: On Thursday Katie’s ex-husband Peter Andre also took to Instagram to share a sweet comment paying tribute to his former stepson

Kind: The presenter shared the comment under an Instagram post on the documentary

The presenter shared the comment under an Instagram post on the documentary, simply writing: ‘He’s the best.’  

Katie also revealed she’s got her son a three-bedroom house to help prepare him to go to residential college full-time. 

The mother-of-five and the teenager appeared in the video to talk about his new abode, which is across the road from her home in Surrey. 

Transition: Katie also revealed she’s got her son a three-bedroom house to help prepare him to go to residential college full-time

In the video, Katie and Harvey sat on the sofa in the living room of his new home. 

Katie explained: ‘So I’ve got this house for Harvey. Basically it’s a three bedroom house I got him for all he needs. I’ve been doing it up a little bit for him.

‘I’ve got it for him before he goes to residential to get used to the transition. And yes he’s already made some holes in the walls and stuff, which I keep plastering. I’m trying to keep on top of everything and make it a nice home for him.   

Touched: The mother-of-five and the teenager appeared in the video to talk about his new abode, which is across the road from her home in Surrey

‘As you can see there’s bits and that everywhere but next time we will give you a tour of Harvey’s new home.’

Katie believes the move is vital for Harvey’s well-being because she can no longer restrain the at 6ft2in and 29 stone teen if he has a mood swing – and fears he could be sectioned if she doesn’t act now.  

She also said Harvey is excited about the prospect of going into a full-time college, after previously going to a residential college five days a week.   

Devoted: Katie explained: ‘So I’ve got this house for Harvey. Basically it’s a three bedroom house I got him for all he needs. I’ve been doing it up a little bit for him’

Addressing the camera, Katie said: ‘I’d like to say thank you to everybody, for all your support and messages. 

‘It means so much, very kind, loving. We want to do more stuff and hopefully we have raised more about disability and the journey really. Harvey is 18, an adult, lots of people have you seen you as a baby growing up.   

‘Also Harvey has asked to been an ambassador for Mencap which is amazing. All these opportunities coming in now for us to help anyway we can.’

Dream come true: The documentary saw Harvey visit a train station as a treat for his birthday, leading fans to start a campaign for Network Rail to let him be an announcer

The documentary saw Katie’s difficult task in finding a residential college for Harvey which wasn’t too far from home and in which her son felt comfortable in.  

It also detailed her anguish at learning to let her son go as she worried whether he could cope without her.

At the forefront of everything was the emotional bond between Katie and Harvey, with the former glamour model clearly devoted to her son, while Harvey’s adoration of his mother was hard to miss.  

Emotional: The documentary saw Katie’s difficult task in finding a residential college for Harvey which wasn’t too far from home and in which her son felt comfortable in

WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth and reduced muscle tone.

Other potential issues include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development and behavioral problems such as tantrums or stubbornness.

The rare condition, which affects one in every 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect on chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.

Because there is no cure, treatment aims to manage the symptoms – with parents of sufferers urged to get their children to stick to a healthy, balanced diet.

Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times more than children of the same age – and still feel hungry.

It was first described in 1956 by Swiss doctors A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi. 

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