Luke Toki wins Big Brother: VIP
A Reality TV favourite breaks a curse to take out his first competition title.
Luke Toki has won Big Brother: VIP and broken a curse of falling at the final Reality TV hurdle.
Last night he defeated models Ellie Gonsalves and Josh Carroll in a laborious finale that lacked an audience and atmosphere.
Toki won $100,000 for his charity, the Perth Children’s Hospital, whose cystic fibrosis unit has helped the Toki family -plus a further $10,000 in a last challenge.
“I’m so happy. I cannot believe it!” he said, adding”… it means I get to go home to Lennox and tell him that Dad won!
“It’s so great that I get to go back to Perth Children’s Hospital now, pretty much go back with a big stack of cash, $110,000!”
Toki is an Australian Survivor “King of the Jungle” and fan favourite who had previously been denied a place in two finals, by coming fourth.
In 2019 Australian Survivor fans raised over $550,000 for the Toki family -more than the show’s actual winner received.
“Maybe it might be better to come fourth and get a GoFundMe page than actually win it,” he said of Survivor.
Last night to fans he said, “This one is for you. I’ve finally done it. I’ve won something. Thank you to everyone that has supported me…I will remember this moment forever… love you guys!”
This three week season of Big Brother: VIP has not rated well for Seven but it will hope for better success next year when former contestants from Nine and 10 seasons return to the game.