BALDIVIS mining technician Luke Toki has become a fixture in homes across the country as he tries to outwit and outplay fellow contestants on Australian Survivor.
Luke (30) 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,” he said.
“I get into the shows with the missus, like Real Housewives and The Bachelor Australia. I make up for it by watching Australian Survivor.”
But Luke said last year’s series was too tame.
He hopes to do anything that involves guts in this season of Australian Survivor.
After initially applying for the show as a joke, Luke was pumped to find out he was going to Samoa.
He thought it would be “nice to go on a little holiday for a while”.
Previously a drilling operator up north, Luke recently took on a desk job to spend more time at home with his 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,” he said.
“If I win, I will spend the money taking the family to Disneyland, then donate the rest to my home ownership fund.”
Already fit, Luke trained hard to get ready for the physical aspects of the show.
“Nothing is off the table when it comes to how much I will do to win the game,” he said. “I’m a joker. I do stuff for a laugh, but I still play hard and want to win this.”
Luke also prepared for the game by facing 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,” he said.
The ultimate winner will walk away with a life-changing experience, $500,000 and the coveted title of Australia’s Sole Survivor 2017.