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Channing Tatum humbled by stripper past

Channing Tatum had a humbling experience returning to his stripping roots in new film Magic Mike - because it reminded him how foolish guys feel peeling off for cash.

The movie hunk started out as an exotic dancer in a Tampa, Florida nightclub - and his new film is all about his experiences.

And, while he's proud to have co-scripted the project with moviemaker Steven Soderbergh, he didn't like going back in time.

Tatum tells WENN, "It was weird going back to Florida and walking the streets of Ybor City, this club district in Tampa. Walking those streets again was very interesting.

"I don't know how I feel about doing this again because it was very humbling... We're not sexy whatsoever. The more clownish you are, the more entertaining you are.

"I don't talk to anybody from those days. My best friend doesn't do it anymore. We got out of it the exact same time."