See Channing Tatum Flip for Bear Grylls (VIDEO)

Channing Tatum on Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Courtesy The Wrap

updated 08/08/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 08/08/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET

Every Hollywood heartthrob should now be required to do a tour of duty with Bear Grylls.

In Monday’s installment of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum follows in the footsteps of Zac Efron by going the distance – or should we say dropping a distance? – with the British adventurer.

The pair begin their journey with a helicopter ride, but it’s how they exit the aircraft that’s impressive.

Careful to keep his head away from the propellers to avoid “a haircut he’ll never forget,” Tatum, 34, takes on Grylls’s challenge and backflips out of the helicopter into a pond.

To top things off, the duo strip off their wet clothes (reminding us of why we loved Magic Mike so much), and Grylls’s Union Jack boxers cause Tatum to wonder, “Where are my American flag underwear?”

“This is more exciting than any movie I’ve ever been on,” says a grinning Tatum.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.

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