Step Up actor Channing Tatum is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012, taking over from last year's Sexiest Man Bradley Cooper.
Channing told the magazine: "My first thought was, 'You are all are messing with me.' I told Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked. She was like, 'What?' "
Channing Tatum began his career as a model and featured in the video of Ricky Martin's song, She Bangs. He made his debut in 2005 film Coach Carter and rose to fame in 2006 with the film Step Up. Since then he has appeared in G I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Fighting, Dear John, The Vow, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike.