Home and Away's Johnny Ruffo shares first look at Neighbours role

Joe Anderton

From Digital Spy

Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo recently revealed that he had filmed an appearance in Australia's other major soap, Neighbours, and now he's shared a picture of his character.

"Thrilled to have landed a guest role on Neighbours," he wrote on Instagram. "So much fun filming and working with the cast. Can't wait for you guys to see it."

Alongside the caption, he shared a photo of himself as a prison officer named Owen, talking to none other than Andrea Somers, also known as Fake Dee!

Photo credit: Johnny Ruffo/10 Peach - Instagram

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"It's very fast moving," Ruffo said about filming for the soap. "I thought Home and Away was quick, but Neighbours was so much quicker.

"You can't mess around, they were such professionals. I really enjoyed it. It's just Australian royalty, those two shows [Neighbours and Home and Away]. It was such an incredible experience and now I'm fortunate to have been on both shows."

As well as both Aussie soaps, Ruffo has appeared on the Antipodean versions of The X Factor and Dancing with the Stars.

Photo credit: Christopher Khoury/Australian Press Agency via ZUMA/REX/Shutterstock

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The star made his acting comeback last year after having a 7cm brain tumour removed and battling cancer. He stated last year that he wants to dip his toes into theatre work as well as television work.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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