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Channing Tatum’s father only discovered his stripper past during TV interview

Channing Tatum’s father only discovered his son’s stripper past after he performed a lap dance during a TV interview in 2010.

The actor has never been shy about his stint working as an exotic dancer before he made it big in Hollywood, and even based 2012 movie Magic Mike on his experiences.

But while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (01Nov17), Channing revealed during a chat with Ellen DeGeneres that his dad Glenn only found out about his stripper work when he made his first appearance on her talk show back in 2010.

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“That was my very first time on your show and I got to let you know that that was the very first time that my dad actually found out that I was a stripper for a short time,” he recalled about his debut interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Channing then showed footage from the episode in which he gave the host a lap dance as the audience cheered him on.

“Wait, your dad didn’t know you were stripper until that day? How did he take it?” Ellen added after viewing the video, to which Channing responded: “Not well. Really, really not well.”

Meanwhile, Channing also admitted that he was in trouble with another member of his family at the moment – his daughter Everly. As host Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t be there to host the program, the Logan Lucky star took up Jimmy’s annual tradition of tricking children into thinking their parents ate their Halloween candy, and aired a video of him pranking the four-year-old.

The clip showed the 37-year-old telling Everly he ate all of her treats, and showed the little girl running over to her mother Jenna Dewan Tatum and crying. But the star couldn’t keep the ruse up for long, and eventually admitted he’d hidden the candy in another room.

“That’s not funny,” she cried. While Channing apologized, stating: “You’re right, that really was not funny.”

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