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Doing Reality Show

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Oct 15, '10



I have been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles lately, partly for the jewelry and partly exploring the possibility of doing a reality show. The show would focus around Timmi more than me, at least that’s my belief. She is such an interesting personality and always has to have so much going on around her. If you know her you also know she LOVES conflict and attracts it like noone else, which is what drives reality TV.

The show will focus on our efforts to establish a large sanctuary to rescue and retire chimpanzees from biomedical research and show business. The little “sizzle reel” we have filmed show’s how I have failed to come up with the needed millions in poker(the losing prayoff between Timmi and Jerry Yang) and how we have now turned to the jewelry business to raise the tens of millions needed to rescue the many chimps who could be released if there was a place to take them.

I know some of you are going to laugh at me in the comments below, but this will be better TV than the Kardashians and will wind up saving a lot of chimps from a miserable solitary confinement like existence.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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12 years ago

So, no more poker?


12 years ago

Good luck...our treament of animals in the name of science is deplorable!


12 years ago

Which 1 is Timmy?


12 years ago

Hope it goes well for you. Snookey's got nothing on Timmi - Will Handsome have a staring role? I can picture Handsome's secrets to his style catching on like GTL.

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