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Channing Tatum gets help from surprise guest Beyoncé on 'Lip Sync Battle'

Channing Tatum as Beyoncé for his performance of

Channing Tatum as Beyoncé for his performance of her single "Run the World (Girls)" as he competed against his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, on the episode of Spike's "Lip Synce Battle" that aired Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Credit: Lip Sync Battle on Spike via YouTube

Who run the world? Channing Tatum, apparently, if the world we're talking about is "Lip Sync Battle" on Spike.

The "Magic Mike" star (and former stripper) took to the stage during Thursday night's episode of the celebrity competition show to compete against his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, also a dancer. The couple met on the set of the 2006 dance flick "Step Up."

Spike had been hyping this previously-taped episode of the show for weeks, but released only a few teasers, including a short preview of Channing Tatum dressed in full "Frozen" princess garb for a performance of "Let It Go." Maybe that's how they were able to keep the identity of the night's big surprise guest, Beyoncé, under wraps.

Queen Bey herself joined Channing Tatum for his lip sync performance of her 2011 girl-power anthem "Run the World (Girls)" -- and it was just as hilarious as it sounds. No word on whether the actor was docked points for looking more like a Roman gladiator than a pop star in his long, blonde wig.

For her part, Jenna Dewan-Tatum did give her husband some serious competition with a jaw-dropping performance of Giunwine's 1996 R&B song "Pony," complete with a sprayed-on six-pack and a lap dance. Yep.

That performance especially is too explicit for this website, but a lengthy snippet of the Tatums' "Lip Sync Battle" is available to watch on Spike's YouTube channel.


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