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Channing Tatum Casts Ellen’s Gardener In Magic Mike XXL On Live TV

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 5.04.54 PMTo paraphrase Valerie Cherish, well, he got it! Ellen’s sexy gardener Nick, noted for his perfect abs, will take it off (again) in the now-filming Magic Mike XXL. Who says dreams don’t come true. Nick, whose real name is Billy Reilich, and who sings with The Cream Pies, got some help from Ellen DeGeneres, who is obviously the most powerful woman in show biz (sorry, Oprah!). After getting the sexy lad an audition for the sequel to the 2012 stripper epic, Nick learned he’s been cast in an undisclosed role in the film, expected to be released sometime next year when he received a call from star/producer Channing Tatum during the live taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

So all that worrying about how the leak of full-frontal photos might stall his career momentum was completely unnecessary. We’re not saying it pays to take nude photos of yourself, but it’s certainly not the deal-breaker it used to be. Also: More please!

Watch Nick get the job offer below.