Katie Price fans praise ‘brave’ mum as they hit out at Harvey’s ‘disgraceful’ dad Dwight Yorke for abandoning son

KATIE Price was praised tonight following her BBC documentary about sending disabled son Harvey to residential care — as viewers slammed his absent dad Dwight Yorke.

Their son has septo-optic dysplasia, Prader-Willi Syndrome, autism and has the cognitive understanding of a seven-year-old, with Katie, 42, raising him mostly as a single mother.

Katie Price: Harvey and Me viewers praised the brave mum and slammed Harvey's dad Dwight Yorke for abandoning his disabled son

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Katie Price: Harvey and Me viewers praised the brave mum and slammed Harvey’s dad Dwight Yorke for abandoning his disabled son

BBC viewers weren’t shy to share their outrage as they slammed Dwight, 49, for choosing to not be a part of his son’s life and leaving Katie to shoulder the hard work.

One said on Twitter: “Harvey’s dad Dwight, needs to step up to his responsibilities. Disgraceful that he abandoned him. I’m no fan of Katie Price, but she’s an amazing mother to that poor boy.”

Another wrote: “His loss not Harvey’s @KatiePrice Has done amazing with him he’s so polite and friendly a lovely young man. Dwight has missed out his fault.”

One more outraged viewer tweeted: “katieprice dwight yorke. Should b sick watching katie price putting him to shame”

Dwight York with Katie Price before they conceived Harvey

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Dwight York with Katie Price before they conceived Harvey Credit: AP:Associated Press
Dwight initially denied being Harvey's biological dad

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Dwight initially denied being Harvey’s biological dadCredit: PA:Press Association

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As another shared: “Hope Dwight Yorke is watching #harveyandme #katieprice”

And one more asked: “Even though Dwight Yorke doesn’t want to be a part of Harvey’s life where are his aunties, uncles and cousins on his dad’s side? #harveyandme #katieprice”

Katie has begged Dwight to see his son in the past.

Last year, on her YouTube channel, Katie begged Dwight to get in touch with his son, adding: “What I would like to do is turn up to his dad’s place – Dwight Yorke’s – ring on the doorbell and be there with Harvey, for him to see Harvey.

He chose to stay out of Harvey's life and hasn't seen his disabled son since Harvey was four years old

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He chose to stay out of Harvey’s life and hasn’t seen his disabled son since Harvey was four years oldCredit: BBC ONE
Harvey was seen visiting residential care homes in the brutally honest BBC documentary tonight

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Harvey was seen visiting residential care homes in the brutally honest BBC documentary tonightCredit: BBC ONE
Harvey Price bangs his head on a door after being ‘triggered by loud noise’ in BBC One documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me

When Harvey was born former Manchester United footballer Dwight denied being the dad until tests proved otherwise.

But following a paternity test in 2002 the pair reconciled. 

They soon split and Dwight and Harvey’s relationship fizzled out, with Harvey not seeing his dad since he was four years old.

He hasn't seen Harvey since his son was four years old and failed to reach out when Harvey was admitted to intensive care last year

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He hasn’t seen Harvey since his son was four years old and failed to reach out when Harvey was admitted to intensive care last yearCredit: Getty – Contributor

However, in 2009, when Katie’s then-husband Peter Andre wanted to adopt Harvey, Dwight said he “wanted to throttle” the singer and refused to let him. 

Katie recently told The Sun how the door is always open for him to get involved, adding that she would like Harvey to get to know Dwight’s other son – his step-brother who was born in 2017.

She also said she hoped Dwight would watch their BBC documentary and get in touch.

The Sun has contacted Dwight Yorke’s representatives for comment.

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