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Amber and Jada help temperatures soar as Channing debuts Magic Mike sequel

Temperatures soared but it was not just the weather that got fans hot and bothered as Channing Tatum and his Magic Mike co-stars attended the premiere of their latest film.

Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez, who reprise their roles as strippers Magic Mike, Big Dick Richie, Ken and Tito in Magic Mike XXL, were joined in London's Leicester Square by their female co-stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Amber Heard.

Tatum, who was accompanied by wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, spent time signing autographs and taking photos with fans on the gold and white carpet outside Vue West End cinema.

The sequel to the 2012 racy comedy-drama about a group of male entertainers known as the Kings of Tampa sees the friends reunited for a road trip through Florida to a strippers convention.


True Blood hunk Manganiello complained that his costumes had not been very comfortable: "Thongs are terrible, like very uncomfortable. I don't know how you girls do but I have respect for you."

Pinkett Smith, who is married to Will Smith, wore a black corset dress by Balmain and Giuseppe Zanotti heels for the premiere which marks her big-screen comeback.

She portrays the troupe's MC, Rome - a role originally written for Jamie Foxx - in her first film role in seven years, following The Human Contract, which she wrote and directed herself, in 2008.

"It was fantastic. I had a great time. I got a lap dance from Matt," Pinkett Smith said.

Magic Mike XXL, co-written and co-produced by Tatum and directed by Gregory Jacobs, opens in cinemas on Friday.