On Wednesday, Hill Tweeted a photo of himself (practically) licking the cover of PEOPLE, which features a smoldering Tatum showing off his hot body in a white tank top. “@channingtatum you’ve always been the sexiest man alive to me! (Congrats pal!),” Hill wrote along with the pic.
And Hill would know just how hot Tatum is. The friends costarred in the 2012 remake of 21 Jump Street, in which they play cops who go undercover as high school students to try to bust a drug ring.
Tatum himself seemed more surprised by the Sexiest Man title. When he found out he’d been chosen, he told PEOPLE, “My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me.'”
For more of our exclusive interview and photos of Tatum – including more than 180 of your favorite sexiest men – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday