We’ve been given a whopper of a sneak peek at Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” and it’s a doozy, folks. In short: it involves Channing Tatum doing his first backflip out of a helicopter into a lake, then stripping off his waterlogged pants. Yes, there are soaking wet biceps and ab-clinging clothes involved in the interim.
After calling the experience “dope” and “epic,” Tatum says, “This is more exciting than any movie I’ve been on.” Before you interrupt all Kanye-style with, “…but that Soderbergh joint had one of the best strip scenes of all time,” Grylls comes to the rescue, suggesting they wring their pants out before putting their boots on. Awwwwww yeah. Mind reader that he is, the liquid-expunging action prompts Tatum to say, “Now you’re gonna get the full ‘Magic Mike’ show!” If only, C-Tates. If. Only.
I think we can all agree that – between this and the “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” Zac Efron episode – the adventure show host should win ALL THE EMMYS. Bear Grylls, hero.