Survivor star’s ‘savage’ parting words
MARATHON swimming legend Susie Maroney last night became the third person voted out of this season of Australian Survivor - and one of the contestants responsible for her early exit from the game offered her some "savage" parting words.
Maroney, 44, went head-to-head with Boost juice founder Janine Allis during a tense tribal council, both women keenly aware there had been a push from within the Champions tribe to oust them.
In the end, Maroney lost out, thus breaking up the seven-strong "athletes alliance" that had formed within the tribe.
As Maroney left the tribal council, viewers got to see who voted for her - among them, returning player Luke Toki, who delivered a brutal blow as he cast his vote.
"Susie, I'd like to wish you good luck in your next swim …" he said, earnestly looking into the camera.
"Back to Australiaaaaa!"
Savage. Even Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia thought so:
Luke wishing Susie ‘good luck on her next swim....back to Australia’— Jonathan LaPaglia (@JLa_Paglia) July 28, 2019
=> pure SAVAGE 👹 #SurvivorAU
On the whole, viewers loved it - if Australian Survivor was a viewer-voted show it'd seem Luke would have a fair shot of winning:
Another great #SurvivorAU episode. Nothing better than seeing the smug, majority alliance turned on. And well played Luke with your voting confessional 👏👏— Brooke H (@chookie94) July 28, 2019
Luke Toki easily is my favorite Survivor Australia player of all time and Top 5 my favorite Survivor player in all Survivor versions#SurvivorAU— Tega 🇳🇬🍁 (@hashtagtega) July 28, 2019
Luke is just such good TV. I know I say it every episode but he blows me away constantly, that voting confessional was killer. Put this man on every season of everything #SurvivorAU— Shannon Gaitz (@ShannonGaitz) July 28, 2019
That was a seriously good burn from Luke there to Susie on the way out. Really enjoyed that a bit too much.— Shura Taft (@ShuraTaft) July 28, 2019
"Good luck on your next swim Susie.....back to Australia"
I couldn’t stand Luke to begin with... but he seriously does grow on you! 😂#SurvivorAU— Jen (@jenbrec) July 28, 2019
And as several fans pointed out on Twitter last night, Toki has some competition when it comes to brutal Survivor kiss-offs. It was only a season ago contestant Fenella McGowan released weeks of pent-up frustration with macho meat-head Zach - a former star of Aussie TV show Gladiators - as she successfully voted him out of the competition:
Australian Survivor airs 7:30pm Sundays - Tuesdays on Ten.