Katie Price has hinted that she may make a dramatic career U-turn after speaking about her “special gift” and how she’d happily train to become a paramedic if she can find the time
Katie Price has revealed that she might put her “special gift” to good use after hinting at a dramatic career U-turn.
Keen to train as a paramedic and firmly put glamor modeling behind her, Katie reckons that she has a “gift” that would serve her well on the job.
The 43-year-old TV star used to care for her 19-year-old son Harvey 24/7 before he moved out last year – something that will be documented in a new program which airs tonight.
Harvey was born with septo-optic dysplasia, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and a learning disability – meaning he needs constant round the clock care, something that Katie did for the majority of his life.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Katie has revealed that she reckons she has gained a substantial amount of experience after looking after Harvey.
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She feels the experience would prepare her for life as a paramedic, because she would be able to deal with people who have special needs.
Katie explained: “They don’t know how to act. It can be daunting. You just have to talk to people like you do in the street.
The former glamor model said that she “was training to be a nurse” when she left school, and has now revealed that she would “train as a paramedic now if I could find the time.”
Speaking about caring for her son she said: “Whatever people think of me, whether they love me or hate me, you can’t fake that relationship.
“I know I’m a good mum and he’s a credit to me. No one can take that away from me. Not a lot of people would cope like I have.”
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Tonight on BBC One, her new program Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next, which will show the teenager as he says goodbye to Katie and settles into college.
Katie recently said that she wants to make three more years of documentaries with Harvey, insisting that her son loves the limelight.
Due to Harvey’s disabilities, finding the right residential college had been tricky, but after searching they found the perfect place in the £350,000 per year college National Star in Cheltenham, which Harvey has been funded to live at full-time.
Speaking about what’s next for Harvey, Katie said: “Harvey loves being on camera, Harvey loves being on YouTube, Harvey loves filming himself.
“He’s like me – what you see is what you get. If he doesn’t want to be filmed one day, he’ll say ‘no, not today’, but then ten minutes later, he’ll want to be on film so that’s what it’s like. I’d never force him to do anything.”
She added: “He loves it, I showed him the program back, and he sat there just listening and watching it for an hour.
“Now trust me, Harvey wouldn’t sit there and watch something for an hour – he was focused, and he just loved it after!”
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next airs on BBC One on Monday March 7 at 9pm.
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