Katie Price’s eldest son Harvey has revealed his cheeky side in a recent TV interview by referring to his mum as “babe”.
Sat on the This Morning sofa with her eldest son, Katie Price explained how difficult it is to raise a child with disabilities. But Harvey, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), quickly stole the show with an affectionate quip directed towards his mother. The 12-year-old turned on his charm during the interview with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, and had everyone in stitches when he referred to his mum as “babe”.
During the interview Katie, a mum-of-5, said that caring for Harvey is hard work but because he was her first child she doesn’t know any different. “He is hard work – you do play up for mummy sometimes don’t you Harvs?” she said.
“Yeah babe!” Harvey replied. Which made Eamonn – and us – laugh out loud. He must have picked it up from his mum!
Harvey, whose father is former Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke, has septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness and growth hormone deficiency. He also has Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic disorder that means he is likely to eat to excess and is prone to obesity and diabetes; as well as ADHD and autism.
“He just wants to eat, eat, eat and if we’re not looking he will steal food,” Katie said. “He’s a big boy because of his thyroid and with Prader-Willi everything is about food.
“He’s on the autistic spectrum as well, and obviously he’s 12 so he’s heading towards the teenage stage so he’s going to have them hormones on top of the behavioural.”
Speaking about Harvey’s strict routines, Katie explained how much her mother had helped. “Mum did it for about 11 years and was in the car with him, but now Kieran is so good with him. I said to my mum, ‘you can’t do this for 11 years, you have got a life as well.’ So it’s just me and Kieran that does it.”
After her appearance on the show, Katie was overwhelmed with support from fans. “Thanks for all your messages about my little prince Harvey today, he makes me the proudest mum xx,” she tweeted.