Channing Tatum ‘definitely’ wants to star in Magic Mike UK but only after this happens

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  • (He has nothing to worry about, IMHO.)

    Some exciting news for theatre buffs and fans of the buff, Magic Mike Live is coming to the UK and it could be taking Channing Tatum with it. While he’s not currently set to star in the show, he said he’d definitely be up for it once he gets into ‘shape’.

    The 21 Jump Street star implied that he wasn’t built enough for the role in an interview with The Standard, saying, ‘If I ever get in shape again then I’ll definitely do it. I got to go do a movie that’ll make me get in shape again and then I’ll do it.’

    Cue raised eyebrows from us. He looks like he’s doing perfectly well to us to be honest.

    Things bout to get real in London!

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    Magic Mike Live has been running for a little while in Los Angeles and is based on the movie of the same name, which in turn is based on Channing’s own experience working as a stripper in Florida. As with the first Magic Mike film, the stage show opened to a lot of praise however it’s supposed to have surprisingly dark undertones.

    Channing announced the West End stage show in on Britain’s Got Talent’s series finale. He played a little trick on the audience, as he had told the show he wouldn’t be around for a performance by Magic Mike Live cast.

    However after the lads finished tearing their shirts off and grooving to Sail, the star stepped out from behind the screen to screaming applause.

    He said, ‘These guys that you just saw perform here are from my show Magic Mike Live. But the thing is they’re not from the Vegas production. They’re from the London production.’

    Naturally, the crowd went wild.

    Tickets for Magic Mike Live are currently available online and start at £65. It begins in November and will be shown at the Hippodrome Casino in London.

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