Years and years ago, I saw a GQ article saying that Channing Tatum dressed terribly and even though that was the first time I’d ever heard his name, I took an instant disliking to him.

Later on, my mum laughingly told me to watch The Vow and I protested to unknown degrees, saying that Tatum was a fraud and he couldn’t dress himself. She dismissed it and told me I was just jealous, to which I naturally said “…I’m not!?”

It turns out I was just jealous. I’d never seen him in anything at the time and I didn’t like how handsome and tall he was. He’s really good in the Jump Street films and all his other stuff. Sorry Channing.

Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. Channing Tatum is a dreamboat and he only compounded that sentiment with the Magic Mike franchise, dancing around with all his muscles and feelings – what’s not to love?

I’ll tell you what’s not to love; there’s a screen between you and the action. You want to see that stuff live but you’re practically forced to make do with a digital copy of the film. Not fair.

Luckily though, that’s going to change, since Magic Mike is coming to London, with a live show running from October 2018 to January 2019 in Leicester Square.

Channing fronted an advert for the live show, where he wanders through the Magic Mike finishing school, where the dancers prepare for London. During the trailer, Tatum sports an English accent. Have a look…

Yeah it’s not a great accent by any means but you know… muscles n’ stuff?

Tatum won’t be in the show himself, but he co-directs the live show that debuted at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas a year ago.

Magic Mike Live will show at the theatre at the Hippodrome Casino, which recently underwent a multi-million pound renovation.

The club has 325 seats with a 360-degree view of the stage, and ticket sold out almost instantly. Happily though, more were made available with a late release.

Tickets are available here.

Images via Legendary Entertainment, YouTube