Channing Tatum says women turn into ''feral animals'' at strip clubs.

The 32-year-old actor - who worked as a male stripper in Florida before landing his first Hollywood role, and starred in and produced this year's hit film 'Magic Mike' based on his experiences - was astonished at the behaviour of his audience.

Channing told more! magazine: ''When women go to strip clubs they turn into feral animals who behave nothing like the way they behave anywhere else. Your teeth and fingernails grow and your hair gets coarser.

The actor - who was recently voted People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012 - also says that women are less well behaved than men in strip clubs.

He added: ''I met a bouncer who worked in a place that had a male and female strip club and he told me that for the men's side there were all these rules that the men generally abide by. But for the females there was nothing like that. They were so uncontrollable nobody even tried!''