Although Channing Tatum has added some extra pounds in recent months, the once svelte Step Up star still knows how to charm the female population.
On the yesterday’s ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Channing reminisced about his days as a stripper, even showing off his old photos from his days as a male model.
On in particular drew loud cheers from the audience – it showed him topless and in a pair of skimpy swimshorts. “I’ve never seen that ad, but that’s good looking,” said Ellen DeGeneres.
But despite the reaction to his old modelling shots, Channing has been making headlines lately for gaining weight. This has been highlighted as he has done the rounds promoting his new movie ‘The Eagle,’ which also stars Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell.
Ellen inadvertently highlighted the changes in her guest when she replayed a clip from his 2010 appearance on the show – where he gave her a lap dance.
The two also talked about his former job – as a department store perfume spritzer. “So you actually got fired for dancing which is very ironic because you’re a great dancer. Who would fire you for doing that?” Ellen joked.
Channing named and shamed the store which terminated his contract. He said: “Dillard’s. I was a cologne, the guy who chases you with the cologne card, and yeah, I got really bored doing that so I started dancing around and people didn’t like it.” [Ellen DeGeneres show via Daily Mail (UK)]