Channing Tatum is People's sexiest man alive

Channing Tatum is People magazine's "sexiest man alive" for 2012.

The 32-year-old actor says his first thought on hearing the news was: "'Y'all are messing with me.'"

His wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum was not as surprised by the news.

"Well obviously I agree!" she wrote on Twitter. "Good job [People magazine]! Congrats to my humble, loving, talented and yes- SEXY- love."

Tatum's film roles include "Magic Mike" and the upcoming "Foxcatcher."

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Other actors who have received the "sexiest" label include George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Ryan Reynolds. Last year's "sexiest man" was Bradley Cooper.

People announced its 2012 list Wednesday.