Ruffo home again

Packed to the Rafters actor George Houvardas and Kelly Paterniti with Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo at the 2013 Polo in the Valley.
Packed to the Rafters actor George Houvardas and Kelly Paterniti with Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo at the 2013 Polo in the Valley.

The boy from Balcatta was recently home for his 10-year high school reunion and will return to Perth next month for Polo in the Valley on April 19.

Currently working on new music, Ruffo said he was looking forward to coming home to support Telethon as part of his appearance in the Telethon Adventurers Marquee.

�It will be my third time, from memory,� he said.

�The whole vibe is so positive, everyone knows they are there to support Telethon and it is always so much fun.

�I�m a big supporter of Telethon and Princess Margaret Hospital, so anything I can do to give back, it�s a great reason to do so.

�I love it and it�s always a good reason to get back to Perth as well.�

Having taken a break from music for a while, Ruffo said he was excited to be back where it all began and could not wait to release some of the songs he had been working on.

�I probably took about a year off with filming and getting the hang of things and finding my feet in the acting world,� he said.

�I took a bit of time off music and focused on that, which is great, but I�m really happy with what I�m doing at the moment onscreen and filming, so I decided to jump back into the studio earlier this year and have been flat out.

�I have a lot of new music coming out and will be filming a music video in April.�

Hoping to release the new single in Perth, Ruffo said it was important to recognise his long-term fans.

�I�m going to come back and do quite a few performances. We might even do the launch there for the new single; we are just in discussions now,� he said.

�It�s always good to be with the people who supported you from the get-go.�

Ruffo will attend the Polo in the Valley with fellow Home and Away star Nic Westaway and Telethon Adventurers ambassador and former Packed to the Rafters star George Houvardas.

n Community Newspaper Group has two double passes to give away to the exclusive Telethon Adventurers Marquee at Polo in the Valley.

Winners will enjoy gorgeous food and wine, as well as rub shoulders with celebrities.

To enter and for full terms and conditions, go to www.inmycommunity.com.au.

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