Dancing With The Stars winner Johnny Ruffo and dance partner Luda Kroitor.
Dancing With The Stars winner Johnny Ruffo and dance partner Luda Kroitor.

Johnny Ruffo cha cha's to victory

JOHNNY Ruffo is the 2012 Dancing With The Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.

The X Factor finalist went out with a perfect score of 30 in his final dance with partner Luda Kroitor.

Ruffo said he was amazed to have won the competition.

"I said I'd be stoked if we made it to week five," he said.

Ruffo praised his charity, Youth Off The Streets, for the work they did within the community.

"In my opinion kids don't have a lot of choice in life… so I really appreciate the charity," he said.

This is the second win for the five-time undefeated World Salsa Champion Kroitor, who took home the trophy with Home and Away star Luke Jacobz in 2008.

The grand final was a dance-off to the end between Johnny Ruffo, singer/songwriter Danielle Spencer andPacked to the Rafters star Zoe Cramond.

After scoring the lowest in her first dance for the night, dancing darling Cramond was the first finalist to be eliminated, leaving Spencer and Ruffo to battle it out in the freestyle round.

Judge Joshua Horner said the Cha Cha face-off highlighted the talent of our final three.

"Some people have a romance. Some blokes have a bromance. Right now, I have a showmance," Horner said.

And after Ruffo ripped his shirt off during the performance, judge Helen Richey said she was impressed

"You should have taken your top off earlier darling," she said.



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