"There's very little left to the imagination," Channing Tatum tells Ellen DeGeneres about the sequel

By Wade Rouse
Updated February 04, 2015 11:40 AM
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PEOPLE gave you your exclusive first look at Channing Tatum in Magic Mike XXL in a seriously steamy pic, and, finally, a teaser trailer has arrived! As the clip announces, the boys are “back to the grind” – although the bump-and-grind would be more appropriate.

In the clip from the sequel to the hugely popular male strip club movie of 2012, Tatum, PEOPLE’s reigning Hottest Bachelor Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer return sans shirts but with plenty of moves.

Tatum made a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday to debut the trailer and discuss those famous moves.

“Spoiler alert,” Tatum tells DeGeneres when she asks if he Stephen “tWitch” Boss – Tatum’s costar and Ellen’s guest DJ – dance together in the sequel. “We do have a dance together.”

“In thongs?” DeGeneres pushes.

“Maybe in thongs,” Tatum says. “There’s just nothing very little left to the imagination.”

“That s why the movie is popular, Channing,” DeGeneres notes humorously.

So, what did it take for Tatum to get stripper ready?

“I waxed last time, and I promised myself I was not gonna do it again,” Tatum told Ellen. “And then Matt Bomer goes, ‘No, no, you just didn’t have the right lady. She just wasn t doing it right.’ ”

Elaborates Tatum: “And then I went again, and it sucked just as bad. And then after they started, they said, ‘Oh, no, you’re a ginger.’ I have like a little red, and they’re like, ‘It’s always worse for them.’ And I’m like Why didn’t you tell me this beforehand?”

DeGeneres, who previously talked tWitch into being waxed on her show to prepare for his role, told Tatum he bit her hand as it was happening.

“That was a very intimate thing and I was holding his hand and if you look at it again he bit my hand,” Ellen said. “He reached over and he’s biting my hand and I’m like, ‘Oh, OK.'”

“It was horrible,” said tWitch. “I’ve never felt a pain like that.”

But all that pain will be worth it for fans, who abs-olutely can’t wait for Magic Mike XXL to open July 1.

For more on Magic Mike XXL, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday