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Luke Toki is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017) and Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2019).

In 2017, he was known for his humorous confessionals and witty personality, as well as his close bond with eventual winner Jericho Malabonga. Luke quickly rose as a power player, and his refusal to be a backseat driver quickly worked to his advantage. After Henry Nicholson was swapped over to the opposing tribe, Luke lead Jacqui Patterson's elimination, with which allowed him to rise to the power position on Asaga. Luke was able to fly to the merge unscathed, where his numerous allies allowed him to travel deep into the merge, before being blindsided for his impressive resume and overall power over the game.

Profile

Retrieved from 10play.com.au

Age: 30
Occupation: Mining Technician​
State: Western Australia
Tribe: Asaga

Luke may be a joker but he takes some things very seriously, including his family, his job and reality television.

"I am a reality television binge watcher, I watch everything. I get into the shows with the missus like Real Housewives and The Bachelor Australia. I make up for it by watching Australian Survivor. Last year's series was too tame though, we need more players this year," he said.

"But the last challenge with Lee, El and Kristie was pure guts so if I get to do anything like that, it would be incredible."

After initially applying for the show as a joke, Luke was pumped to find out he was going to the island, thinking it would be "nice to go on a little holiday for a while".

A drilling operator in a Western Australian mine, Luke has recently taken on a desk job to spend more time at home with his adored two sons and wife, Mary.

After growing up with a difficult home life, Luke appreciates his family and wants to make them proud.

"I want to be a positive role model and think it will be great for myself, my boys, my wife and family to look back on. "If I win, I would spend the money taking the family to Disneyland then donate the rest to my home ownership fund."

Already fit, Luke has been training harder to get ready for the physical aspects of the show and working out his strategic moves.

"I will play the nice social game and be friends with everyone as I don't want to be the first to go. I could get along with the devil if I had to. Nothing is off the table when it comes to how much I will do to win the game. I'm a joker, I do stuff for a laugh, but I still play hard and want to win this."

While he is ready for what the game throws at him, Luke has already survived a dangerous situation. "The most dangerous thing that has happened to me lately was when I put the colours in with the whites in the washing machine and I had to avoid my wife for the day."[1]

Retrieved from 10play.com.au

People's Champion, 33
The King of the Jungle is back baby! Luke, the fan favourite and Season 2 mastermind is back on the island and ready to claim his crown.
The loveable prankster and trouble maker has returned as a Champion and is ready to fight back hoping to take out the title of Sole Survivor saying; "I really believe I have the tools to win. I am willing to die out here to win, haha."
Now a father of three, Luke has had to leave his newborn daughter behind but is hoping he'll be successful so he can secure his family's future and take them on a much needed holiday.
Famous for his "creepin" style, he's not going to let anyone get in his way saying; "I'm back because some people said I couldn't. Nah, literally no one has ever said that I couldn't do it. I just wanted to get back out there! You only regret what you don't do. I'm gonna play hard and take the piss out of people."[2]

Australian Survivor

Australian Survivor (2017)

As one of Asaga's strongest and most liked members due to his humorous antics, Luke sough not only to take control of the game but to shake things up whenever possible. His first plan was to throw a wrench in Sam's split vote plan that would see Joan voted out in a 9-3 vote. Luke, Jericho, and Ben flipped their votes from Joan to Kent to force a revote, in which this time they voted out Joan. Though it did not change the overall outcome, it did make Sam, Kent, and Mark W. a bit more paranoid going into the following vote, and gave Luke's group a chance to pull in Sarah, Jacqui, and Henry to take control of the tribe. During this time, Luke and Jericho developed a close friendship through their affinity for scheming and putting other tribe members against each other, namely the pairs Sam/Mark W. and Jacqui/Henry. Luke was one of the Asaga members who threw the challenge on Day 16 to finally vote out Sam. Luke then had his sights set on Jacqui, and although he failed on his first attempt (Mark going out the next Tribal Council), a swap that saw Ben and Henry switch tribes with Anneliese and Tara (the latter two voted out in a fake Tribal Council) allowed Luke to succeed in the second attempt. Luke's core alliance of Jericho, Sarah, and Michelle maintained control and voted Kent out next.

A second tribe swap saw a collision course paved for the season's two most vocal personalities and strategists in Luke and A.K., the latter who despite overplaying strategically managed to retake control of Samatau. However, A.K. and his ally Peter were swapped into a minority as Odette stayed loyal to her original tribemates and Tara held a grudge from A.K. voting her out of Samatau earlier in the game. This resulted in A.K.'s elimination and eventually Peter selecting the Mutiny option at the following Tribal Council, sending the latter back to Samatau. Before that, Sarah was caught plotting with Peter about possibly voting out Luke. Sarah played it off saying she was targetting Odette, but Luke remained suspicious. Ultimately the two strategic players joined forces to take out Odette and go to the merge with four remaining Asaga members, albeit reconnecting with some allies come merge time.

Ziggy winning the initial immunity challenge meant that the other physical threats in Luke, Henry, and Locky were in danger. However, Tara's connection to Locky and Luke's connections to Michelle and Henry allowed the Asage quartet to vote out the leader of A.K.'s remaining allies in Jarrad. This new alliance would succeed in voting out Anneliese when Ziggy flipped and used her super idol to cancel out Anneliese's regular idol. However, at the next reward, Michelle, Luke, and Tessa formed the "Champagne alliance" in order to blindside Henry, a physical threat with an idol in possession. Sarah, Jericho, and Peter joined them and the blindside was a success. All alliances and bets were off soon after, as everyone claimed credit for Henry's blindside and started seeking new targets. Tessa made a plan to vote out either Locky or Jericho next, so Luke formed a counter plan with only Jericho and Sarah, knowing there would be a split vote between Locky and Peter. The result was an unprecedented in any version of Survivor 3-2-2-2 vote where Tessa was blindsided. Luke seemed to be in a precarious but shaky position, but Locky and Sarah remained bigger threats than him. Locky however would go on an immunity run resulting in Sarah being voted out on Day 44. Luke tried to shift the target off of him to Ziggy, but Tara, Peter, and Michelle sided with Ziggy and Locky to vote Luke out 5-2 on Day 46, with Jericho remaining loyal to the end.

At Final Tribal Council, Jericho claimed that his plan all along was to make moves with Luke as a shield, albeit with the odd analogy depicting Jericho as Santa and Luke as his reindeer. Luke found it humorous and was a good sport, crediting Jericho's contributions to their alliance and helped Jericho defeat Tara by a 6-3 vote to become Sole Survivor.

Voting History

Luke's Voting History
Episode Luke's
Votes
Voted Against
Luke
1 Kent;
Kent
1
-
2 Asaga Tribe Immune
3 Asaga Tribe Immune
4 Asaga Tribe Immune
5 Asaga Tribe Immune
6 Samantha -
7 Jacqui -
8 Asaga Tribe Immune
9 Jacqui -
10 Odette -
11 No Tribal Council2
12 A.K. -
13 Asaga Tribe Immune
14 No Vote3
15 Odette -
16 Jarrad Anneliese, Jarrad,
Peter, Tessa, Ziggy
17 Anneliese -
18 Henry -
19 Tessa -
20 Sarah -
21 Ziggy Locky, Michelle,
Peter, Tara, Ziggy
Voted Out, Day 46
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Jericho

^1 In Episode 1, the vote ended with a 6-6 tie between Joan and Kent, forcing a revote. Luke did not change his vote on the revote.
^2 In Episode 11, despite losing the Immunity Challenge, Asaga did not have to go to Tribal Council.
^3 In Episode 14, rather than voting out a member of the tribe, Asaga was given the chance for one castaway to mutiny at Tribal Council.

Champions v Contenders (2019)

Voting History

Luke's Voting History
Episode Luke's
Votes
Voted Against
Luke
1 Pia -
2 Champions Tribe Immune
3 Susie -
4 Nova -
5 Steven -
6 ET -
7 Sam Andy, Hannah
8 Sarah -
9 Champions Tribe Immune
10 Shaun;
Shaun
1
-1
11 Champions Tribe Immune
12 Champions Tribe Immune
13 Champions Tribe Immune
14 Andy -
15

^1 In Episode 10, Luke used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against him. Also, the vote ended with a 2-2-0 tie between Hannah and Shaun, forcing a revote. Luke did not change his vote on the revote.

Post-Survivor

Trivia

  • Luke is the first Australian Survivor contestant to return for a future season.
  • Luke is the youngest male on the Champions tribe.

References

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