Home and Away

Aussie X Factor star joins Home and Away

With Summer Bay known for boasting a host of eye candy, Johnny Ruffo should have no problems fitting in when he makes his Home and Away debut next year.

Aussie X Factor star joins Home and Away

With Summer Bay known for being home to a host of eye candy, heartthrob Johnny Ruffo should have no problems fitting in when he makes his acting debut on Home and Away next year.

The singer-songwriter, who was a finalist on the Australian version of The X Factor in 2011 and went on to win Dancing with the Stars earlier this year, already has a platinum-selling debut single to his name, and only last week released the follow-up, Take It Home. He also supported One Direction, and New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys, on the Aussie legs of their recent tours.

Having just filmed his first scenes, Johnny says: 'I’m thrilled to be joining Home and Away. The cast and crew have made me feel so welcome and can’t wait for everyone to meet my character Chris next year.'

He adds, 'He is fun and cheeky, he's a bit of a ladies' man and a little bit cheesy like me. He's a traveller who has been around, much like myself.'