Home and Away's Johnny Ruffo reunites with Lynne McGranger
The former X Factor star attended Lynne's 70th birthday bash.
Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo is known for his incredibly strong bond with current soap star Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts on the show. Johnny is currently fighting terminal brain cancer, but it hasn’t stopped him from making important memories with his loved ones.
The pair recently reunited for Lynne’s 70th birthday, with Johnny dedicating a sweet post to his ‘best friend’ on Instagram.
Alongside a photo of the pair posing by a balloon display, he wrote: “Happiest of birthdays to one of my best friends @lynnemcgranger you’re like a fine wine.”
The post was liked by multiple Home and Away alumni, including Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton), Sarah Roberts (Willow Harris) and Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson).
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Lynne commented on the post, saying she was ‘so happy’ to see Johnny and his girlfriend Tahnee Sims at her party. “Let’s catch up soon,” she wrote, before adding some smiling emojis.
Fans were overjoyed to see the reunion between the former co-stars, with many calling for Johnny’s return.
“One day I’d love to see you return. Miss your character,” one person wrote.
“The relationship you guys have is so beautiful,” another added.
“I’m so happy you both found great friendships in each other love ya both,” a third chimed in.
Johnny teases a possible return to Home and Away
This comes after the star told Yahoo Lifestyle he would love to make a return to Summer Bay.
The star shared the screen with other popular actors, such as Samara Weaving (Indi Walker), Kassandra Clementi (Maddy Osborne) and Demi Harman (Sasha Bezel). The star first discovered he had a brain tumour five years ago, but was declared cancer free in 2019. Sadly, his cancer returned and the X Factor star revealed it was terminal in August 2022.
However, he has been maintaining a positive attitude during his health battle, and told Yahoo Lifestyle that he hopes to make a cameo appearance on the soap in the future.
“I’d love to go back on Home and Away [and] spend some more time with Irene. We had a great relationship on [the show] and we still have a great relationship out of Home and Away, Lynne and I,” he said.
Lynne regularly comments on Johnny’s Instagram posts, calling him ‘darling’ and offering words of encouragement during his cancer battle.
As for how he would like his character to make a cameo back on the soap, he wants to ‘just show up’ at the Pier Diner.
“Just waltz in, like not tell anyone, just waltz on in and order a coffee. And Lynne — I mean Irene — would be like…Chris!” he laughed.
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