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Johnny Ruffo 'worked hard' for Home and Away role

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Former reality star and musician Johnny Ruffo has insisted that he had to work hard to land his part in Home and Away .

Australian viewers will have seen Ruffo make his debut as Spencer's older brother Chris earlier this month.

Johnny Ruffo

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Johnny Ruffo

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Speaking to the Central Telegraph, Ruffo said: "I studied drama for six years at high school and after that as well, so I've always had ambitions to become an actor.

"A lot of people probably perceive me as just getting the role, but I had to audition. I actually auditioned for another role and didn't get it."

Ruffo also teases what viewers can expect upon Chris's arrival in Summer Bay.

"His initial intention for coming to the Bay is to get his brother to come home and sort things out with the family. He can be seen as a bit of a cheeky guy, but he doesn't cause any trouble or fights. He definitely stirs the pot a little bit, though.

"[He] has his eye on all the women. He loves travelling and loves flirting with the ladies."

Ruffo was initially brought in for 16 episodes but his contract has been extended and he's currently on his second round of filming.

Ruffo came third on The X Factor Australia in 2011, and also won Dancing with the Stars last June.

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