Channing Tatum has suggested that he has no plans to call time on his wild ways.

The Magic Mike actor, 34, who had the nickname ''Chanimal'' as a child, told the June issue of GQ magazine that he equates drinking "to having a good time."

The former stripper, who is married to long-time sweetheart Jenna Dewan, told the mag: "I probably drink too much, you know.

"My wife, that's what she bought into... I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess."

He added: "There's probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time."

But he also told the mag that he cut back after becoming a dad to Everly last May, and he won't drink for four months when they make the Magic Mike sequel. "Then, at the end of that movie," he added, "It's go time."