The actor was shocked when he heard the news.
“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009.
“I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.” She was like, ‘What?'”
“Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” Channing added with a smile.
The 32-year-old star now joins the list of elite men that includes last year’s winner Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, and two-time winners Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
For more with Channing Tatum, pick up this week’s issue of People magazine, on newsstands Friday, Nov. 16.