Channing Tatum had a very, very brief stint working as a stripper.

He made no secret of his past, and his grinding even inspired the Magic Mike franchise.

However, during the most recent instalment of Jimmy Kimmel Live - which Tatum was guest hosting - he admitted there was one person who, until a few years ago, remained in the dark about it.

Father Tatum.


It wasn’t until Channing’s appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show in 2010, in which he gave her a brief lap dance, that his dad discovered his stripper past.

Chatting to Degeneres in his role as guest host, the pair reminisced about it:

The first time you were on the show, you showed me the flexibility of your spine.

To which Tatum responded:

That was my very first time on your show, and I gotta let you know that was the first time my dad actually found out that I was a stripper for a short time.

And how did father Tatum taken the news?

Not well. I mean really really not well.

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