Katie Price Says She Has 'No Option' But To Move Teenage Son Harvey Into Residential Care

Katie Price has explained her decision to move her teenage son Harvey into residential care, where she feels he can be offered the support that she isn’t able to give him.

The former glamour model has been discussing whether 16-year-old Harvey – who has Prader-Willi syndrome and autism – should be moved into residential care for some time now, admitting during the latest episode of her reality show that she feels the time is right.

After boyfriend Kris Boyson saw a headline about Harvey, Katie confirmed she felt she had “no option” but to move him into care, admitting she feels she’s been “selfish” by keeping him at home for so long.

I don’t want him to go, but the doctors, my mum, everyone is saying it’s the best thing for him,” she explained. “You know, he is 16 and I suppose I’m the selfish one because I just want him with me all the time.

“I have to think about it, I haven’t really got an option really, he has to go, I haven’t got an option.”

Katie was also heard saying: “What they can offer Harvey what I can’t is daily exercise, keeping him on a healthy food plan, he can’t go into the cupboards and eat, he gets to socialise with his friends, it’s more freedom for him.”

During an interview on This Morning back in February, Katie revealed that Harvey was “six foot two, 24 stone and still growing”.

She said at that time: “He’s got this side to him, challenging behaviour… my house is smashed to bits, he’s gone through eight iPads this year, four tellies… I love him so much, he’s my absolute life, but he’s just hard work now.”

Katie continued: “I’ve never done respite [care], because I would never want Harvey to think that I’m palming him off. But it’s come to a point, I absolutely have no choice.”

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Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Katie secured her place as a permanent tabloid staple on the third series of 'I'm A Celebrity', where she met her future husband Peter Andre.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

However, her first big celebrity relationship was with footballer Dwight Yorke, who fathered her first child, Harvey, when she was still best known as glamour model

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

She also dated Another Level star Dane Bowers, who she starred in a toe-curlingly embarrassing sex tape with.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

She also shocked us all when she revealed she'd had a brief fling with squeaky-clean 'Pop Idol' runner-up Gareth Gates, which he later blamed for "ruining" his career. Oh dear.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Her most famous relationship to date is still undeniably her time with Peter Andre, though, who she was married to for just under four years.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

This is the pair's tasteful outfit choices for the 'Dukes of Hazzard' UK premiere. We can't work out what is the most visually offensive part, Pete's facial expression, or his snakeskin shoes.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

This was also among the couple's biggest fashion fails, of which there were plenty.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Still... they made some pretty famous friends during their time together.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Let's face it, she should probably have kept Jerry Springer's number...

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Having grown tired of boring everyone in the United Kingdom with their constant media presence, the couple then revealed they were trying their luck Stateside which... didn't go terrifically, let's just say.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

The pair even ran the London Marathon together in April 2009, but just weeks after this totally sincere and not-at-all-staged photo was taken, the couple announced they were splitting up.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

The split led Katie to go through a bit of a brief "off the rails" period, which led her to head to Ibiza and hit the streets in this notorious gold outfit.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

The look was later parodied by this man... husband no. 2, Alex Reid.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

She also decided that the best way to get over her split from Pete, and get some closure, was to head back to Australia and take part in 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'. Again. Ultimately, Katie quit after a week after getting fed up of being chosen for every single bush tucker trial.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Within months of divorcing Pete, Katie was linked to wild-child cage fighter Alex Reid, who she revealed to the world liked to dress up in women's clothing and go by the name of Roxanne. Weeks after he won 'Celebrity Big Brother', Katie revealed to the world that she was his wife.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Here he is again, in a lineup of other men dressed up in some of Katie's some recognisable looks. She's in the middle, in case you can't tell.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

That was just one of Katie's memorable photo calls. Here she is promoting her own line of iPods, where she's seen rocking them a head-band made of the music devices. Crafty.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Here she is taking the title of her 'Kissable' perfume a bit too literally

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

And as if that wasn't tasteful enough, here's Katie wearing a bejeweled swimsuit to promote her novel 'Paradise'. That's one way to get people interested in literature, we suppose...

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Katie was photographed with a cross through her "Pete" tattoo following their split, to really show the world quite how over it and not-even-a-little-bit-bothered she was.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Ultimately it didn't end well for Katie and Alex, leading her onto pastures new with Argentinian model Leandro Penna, whose English was reportedly so poor the pair needed Google Translate to communicate with each other.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Still, when you look like that conversation is probably over-rated anyway...

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Katie tried out a totally different look when it came to promoting her hundredth (or at least it felt like it) installment in her autobiography series, 'You Only Live Once'

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

And speaking of totally different looks, we... well... we're still not actually certain what it is that's going on here. But let's just enjoy it.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Clearly sensing that one Katie Price wasn't enough, she launched 'Signed', a reality series to launch a new protege, which introduced the world to Amy Willerton.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Obviously fed up of being a prominent feature in every magazine going, Katie decided to launch her own one-off magazine, 'Katie', which obviously flew off the shelves...

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Meanwhile, in came husband no. 3 in the form of builder and - of course- part-time stripper, Kieran Hayler, who ultimately fathered her fifth child, Jett.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Unfortunately their happiness was perturbed briefly when, in May 2014, Katie revealed - while six months pregnant - that she was calling time on their marriage due to Kieran's alleged extramarital activity. Oh dear. Thankfully, romance fans, we know the story had a happy ending, and she took Kieran back after he sought help for his "compulsive addiction".

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Shortly after her first tirade against Kieran and Jane - the first of many, no less - she was pictured arriving at her old pal's house wearing this tasteful ensemble.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

What even is this?! It's been over six months now, and we're still wondering exactly why a heavily-pregnant Katie thought that throwing on this rainbow-inspired garb would be a good idea.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

Yes, she took Kieran back, and they made their first public appearance together on the red carpet at the 'Mockingjay' premiere. Unfortunately for Kieran, he's clearly become so stressed out by all of the press attention that he's completely forgotten how to button up his shirt.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

The indisputable queen of the photocall, Katie promoted her latest book (or, at least, the latest book with her name on the cover) by posing for this winter-inspired photo-shoot. Incidentally, this was one of her final public appearances before undergoing a breast reduction.

Katie Price's Most Memorable Moments

In fact, the next time we saw Katie's breast implants they'd been removed, and were sitting casually on her bedside table. She later revealed plans to sign them and auction them off for a breast cancer charity.

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