Channing Tatum rips into Christopher Pyne on The Project

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Channing Tatum has ripped into Christopher Pyne on The Project, after the former Liberal party member threw some Aussie slang his way on live TV. 

The American actor appeared on the Channel 10 show last night just hours after announcing he’s bringing his Magic Mike Live show Down Under in May 2020.

Channing Tatum appeared on The Project last night. Photo: Channel 10
Christopher Pyne asked Channing if Waleed could 'have a guernsey' at the show. Photo: Channel 10

During the segment, Christopher asked Channing how many Australian dancers are going to be in the show, with the superstar revealing that out of 15 performers, 10 of them are Aussies. 

Chris responded asking if Waleed Aly could still “get a guernsey”, with Channing replying: “Totally”. 

“A guernsey. You can have as many guernseys as you want,”  Channing responded, laughing.

The panel then saw through the Magic Mike Live star, with Tommy Little asking him: “So you know what a  guernsey is?” 

Channing instantly replied saying: “No idea”. 

“Unfortunately, it’s assless underwear,” Tommy joked, pointing at Waleed and saying: “And he is famous for his guernsey”.

“I have my own line, it’s amazing,” Waleed said, getting in on the joke.  

Magic Mike Live coming to Australia

Channing’s TV appearance came just hours after he announced in Melbourne that he’s bringing his highly popular show to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth next year, in a luxurious custom-made super tent - The Arcadia - built especially for Australian audiences.

The Project panel looked delighted to have the American actor on the show. Photo: Channel 10

The Magic Mike Live tour will feature 20 performers from around the world and will open at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr on May 26, 2020.

Magic Mike Live first debuted in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Cafe to rave reviews in 2017, with Channing telling Cosmopolitan at the time that he wanted to “create a place for women that is their gentlemen’s club, their Playboy club.”

Yesterday, Channing announced in Melbourne that he's bringing his Magic Mike Live show to Australia in May next year. Photo: Getty Images

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