The singer-songwriter started filming with the Summer Bay soap earlier this month, and his character Chris is expected to stick around for 16 episodes.
Ruffo told the Herald Sun: "Everyone on set has been so helpful and great to work with."
Meanwhile, revealing details of his role, he told the show's official website: "It is almost like they've written the character just for me.
"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."
Ruffo came third on The X Factor Australia last year, and also won Dancing With The Stars in June.
Watch Johnny Ruffo chat to The Morning Show about his Home and Away role in the video below: