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Channing Tatum makes an appearance on Wednesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and promotes more than just his new film.

"I was a stripper..." said the "Dear John" star, 29. "I'm not proud of it, but I'm not ashamed of it."

When Tatum was 18 he danced at a Chippendales-style revue called Male Encounter in Florida.

"Yeah, you basically do little shows," he told Ellen. Tatum then proceeded to show her exactly what kind of shows.

Ellen joked, "I wish I had a dollar. If only I had cash I would have kept you going."

"Don't worry," Tatum added, "that one was on the house."

Watch the entire interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Wednesday, February 10th.

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