Katie Price is pinning her hopes on upcoming BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me to finally reconnect her son Harvey with his dad Dwight Yorke.
The documentary, which airs on 25 January, follows the reality star and her disabled son in a “crucial” year of his life – when he turns 18 and becomes an adult.
Footballer Dwight has been absent from Harvey’s world since he was just four years old, and Katie hopes the personal footage will spur him on to reach out.
“(Harvey’s) dad has never stuck up for him. It’s a weird one – I don’t know why and I don’t understand why he doesn’t want to be in touch,” she told The Sun. “I would love Dwight to watch the documentary and reach out to Harvey. I’ve always said the door is open for Dwight when he wants to get in touch. At the end of the day Harvey has done nothing wrong, he’s innocent.”
The 42-year-old is also keen for Harvey to meet his half-brother, Dwight’s son Orlando, who was born in 2007.
“Why should Harvey be deprived of that and why should Harvey’s brother not get the chance to meet Harvey? I wonder if he even knows Harvey is his brother?” Katie mused.
Katie and Dwight split shortly after Harvey was born in May 2002 and the footballer subsequently denied paternity, until a DNA test revealed he was the father. The couple briefly reconciled, but after they split for good, Dwight walked out of Harvey’s life.
Earlier this month, Katie revealed that she had made the “heartbreaking” decision to put Harvey, who suffers from partial blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, and learning and behavioural difficulties, into full-time care.