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Channing Tatum: I hated stripping

Channing Tatum has confessed he felt like a fool during his time working as a stripper.

The GI Joe hunk stars alongside Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey in new movie Magic Mike, based on Channing's own experiences working as a stripper in Florida when he was 19.

Channing told Out magazine: "I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you're a rock star, but you're nothing - you're just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit."

The 32-year-old 21 Jump Street star also revealed it's mostly men who ask him in his stripping past, while women don't seem interested.

He said: "What's funny is that the girls don't ask me questions about my stripping days, but straight guys want to know everything. It's that fantasy element.

"It's probably why a lot of females on Halloween are the whorey version of a ketchup bottle, or slutty nurse, which I love and respect - it's liberating."

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