Channing Tatum looks amazing in these new promo shots for the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike

Well HELLO  Channing Tatum! These new photos of Channing as stripper Mike in Magic Mike XXL have got us all hot under the collar – and you can see why.

It’s been nearly three years since Channing’s perfectly ripped torso and seriously swanky dance moves burst onto our screens in Magic Mike, the million-dollar-grossing box office smash about a team of Tampa Bay strippers.

Ahead of the highly anticipated sequel, released on 3rd July, the lovely bods over at Warner Bros. Pictures have given us a taster of what’s to come with these new images.

In a word: WOW.

Channing Instagrammed the new poster, a black and white picture of his rather amazing physique striking a pose against a dramatic gold ‘XXL’ logo and the caption underneath ‘back to the grind.’ You can say that again.

Another picture from the movie shows Chan topless with a bandana around his neck and cap on his head striking a very stripper-esque pose with his hands hoisted above his head and his arms positively bulging with hotness.

In the original film we followed Mike and his quest to make as much cash as possible so he could quit the stripping game for good and follow his real passion, furniture design. In Magic Mike XXL, the story picks up three years later.

Also returning for the sequel are Mike’s fellow Kings of Tampa stripper crew Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez and Matt Bomer – who all hit the stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday to hand Jennifer Lopez the Scared-As-S*** gong for her performance in The Boy Next Door.

Alas, Matthew McConaughey, who gave a hilarious performance last time around as Texan stripper Dallas, won’t be returning. Joining the cast are Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard and Andie MacDowell – though as far as we know it’s just the men stripping down this time. Which is totally fine by us.

Whatsmore, Channing has also hinted that a Magic Mike musical isn’t far off.

‘We’re getting it going, it’s in the works,’ he revealed.

Magic Mike XX-LOVE.

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