And surprises the audience with tickets

By Devan Coggan
Updated September 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Channing Tatum may have no plans to reprise his role as the titular stripper from Magic Mike, but he still brought a little magic to the season 14 premiere of Ellen.

Tatum co-directed the new Las Vegas show Magic Mike Live, which will premiere at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in March 2017, and he stopped by Ellen to share a sneak peek at the new show.

“We just thought, let’s go make something cool. Let’s go make something really for you guys,” Tatum said, gesturing at the audience. “Hopefully we’re going to be able to do that. It should be women empowering. You know, equal opportunity objectification for everyone.”

Not only did Ellen DeGeneres pull a fan from the audience for a one-on-one dance with one of the Magic Mike Live cast members, but all the dancers soon took over the Ellen studio for a massive, shirtless dance number (set to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” obviously).

And, as a bonus surprise, DeGeneres gave every audience tickets to Magic Mike Live and a free stay at the Hard Rock in Vegas.

Watch the Magic Mike Live performance below.

Magic Mike

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