Mary and Luke Toki celebrate his significant Big Brother VIP win
The star won big time in honour of a charity near and dear to their hearts.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when Luke Toki was sadly eliminated from Australian Survivor in 2019. There to win the $500,000 for his family, including his daughter Maddie who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, Luke almost made it to the end but was eliminated in the second-last episode.
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On Tuesday night, he "finally won" while playing the game of Big Brother and was able to give back to the hospital that’s been so important to his family.
When Luke lost out on Australian Survivor for a second time, fans rallied around the King Of The Jungle – who many believed deserved to have won – and raised upwards of $500,000 for the Toki family via GoFundMe. At the time, the family donated some of the money to charities including the Perth Children’s Hospital.
Now, they can donate a further $110,000 to the charity after Luke took out the top prize onBig Brother VIP.
"I’m speechless for once in my life," Luke wrote on Instagram after the episode aired.
Luke won BBVIP over Ellie Gonsalves and Josh Carroll (not pictured).
"Honoured to share the stage with my friends Ellie and Josh. Thank you, thank you, thank you," he wrote, acknowledging runners-up Ellie Gonsalves and Josh Caroll in the post.
Mary also shared a heartfelt post with fans following the win, celebrating their victory and the opportunity to give back to the charity.
"Third times a charm and what a legend you are giving back to our very own PCH Foundation and Perth Children's Hospital," she wrote.
"Congratulations on winning Luke. I always knew you had it in you. If I wasn't married to you I would definitely still be a fan."
Luke's daughter Maddie has received treatment at the Perth Children's Hospital.
Congratulations to Luke and the very deserving Perth Children's Hospital on the incredible win.
Tina BurkeTina Burke is the Digital Lead for WHO, obsessed with all things pop culture, entertainment and lifestyle. When she’s not writing about the latest TV shows, you’ll find her aimlessly scrolling through TikTok.