“And there was something I saw in him all those years ago which I still see. He’s just a genuine person.”
Fans will recall that despite a shaky first audition on the popular talent show, Sebastian opted to put him through to the next round.
He ended up making the final on The X Factor, and went on to release music, appear on Dancing With The Stars and act on Home and Away.
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Sebastian continued: “When I met him he was a concreter from Perth who could do a few Michael Jackson moves and sing.
“Now he’s obviously going through an incredible battle and he’s right in the thick of it at the moment. But he’s got a lot of good people around him I think and I’m there for him. I’ll always champion him and I have from the start.”
Just last week, Ruffo shared a photo of himself on social media participating in a Walk For Brain Cancer fundraiser event.