Johnny Ruffo, left, and Samantha Jade, right, with Gold Bar's Heidi Anne Andrews. Picture: Brandon D'Silva

Despite his hectic schedule, *Johnny Ruffo *managed to squeeze in a visit back to *Perth *to spend a belated Christmas with his family.

After a busy year, which saw his first single On Top go platinum, win Dancing with the Stars and land his first acting role on Home and Away, Ruffo told _AAA Weekend _he had hoped to get some much-needed time off to spend with his parents and siblings.

During his visit, Ruffo caught up with this year's X Factor winner *Samantha Jade *on a night out at Gold Bar in *Subiaco *on Boxing Day.

While Jade was keen to tear up the dance floor, it was just a quick visit for Ruffo who wanted to wish Jade a Merry Christmas.

The pair became close on this year's series of X Factor, where Ruffo, who looks set to try to crack Hollywood early next year, was doing backstage interviews.

Jade had also flown in to Perth to spend Christmas with her family after a busy month since winning the reality talent search.

The 25-year-old will stay on to ring in 2013 at a concert at *Crown Perth *on New Year's Eve before hitting the road on The X Factor live tour, which reaches Perth with a show at *Challenge Stadium *on January 16.

The West Australian

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