Tatum signs up for Oscar duty

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London - Channing Tatum has joined the line-up of Oscar presenters.

The Magic Mike hunk will take to the stage alongside fellow thespians Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe to help present the 85th Academy Awards live broadcast on February 24.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the telecast's producers, said in a statement: “We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show. We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.”

The four actors join an all-star list of previously announced Oscar special guests for this year, including Avengers Assemble cast members Robert Downey Junior, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo, as well as last year's reigning Oscar winners Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin and Christopher Plummer.

Ted star Mark Wahlberg and the film's titular teddy bear will also make an appearance to entertain the illustrious crowd.

Skyfall singer Adele, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Barbra Streisand have so far been confirmed to serenade guests at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The ceremony will be hosted by Family Guy funnyman Seth MacFarlane and broadcast in over 225 countries around the world. - Bang Showbiz


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