Channing Tatum put on a raunchy display for Ellen Degeneres on her U.S. talk show - by displaying the skills he picked up as a stripper.
The G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra actor strutted his stuff as an erotic dancer in a females-only club before making it big in Hollywood.
And before interviewing the star for her Wednesday (10Feb10) show, DeGeneres asked Tatum to demonstrate some of his best moves.
While gyrating in front of the new American Idol judge, he shouted, "I was a stripper. Look, I'm not proud of it, but I'm not ashamed of it."
But the hunk stopped before the show became X-rated, prompting DeGeneres to add, "I wish I had a dollar. If only I had cash I would have kept you going."
Tatum then quipped, "Don't worry; that one was on the house."
The actor is trying to bring the story of his flesh-flashing days to the big screen, and has namechecked director Nicolas Refn as his ideal filmmaker for the project.