Centerville grad and his abs to appear in “Magic Mike XXL”

Bill Reilich gets call from Channing Tatum

Hard work, determination and abs that show no signs of stopping have landed 2009 Centerville grad Bill Reilich a part in the upcoming movie “Magic Mike XXL.”

Lots of help from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres certainty didn’t hurt Reilich’s case.

Magic Mike star Channing Tatum broke the news to the 24-year-old on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

“After careful inspection of your ab region, we have deducted that we need you in Magic Mike XXL,” Tatum said.

Reilich, a former assistant basketball coach, has made several shirtless appearances on Ellen this year as Nick the Gardener.

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A video for a love song to Ellen — “We Love You, Ellen” — that Reilich and his Centerville high pals Stevie Brock, Dan Burtenshaw and Dan Cox made as the band the Cream Pies went viral after Ellen took note of it in January.

Read: Centerville’s Cream Pies to serenade Ellen today

Since then Ellen has been a major Reilich cheerleader.

The talk show helped land Reilich a Magic Mike audition just a few weeks ago.

Read: Centerville grad to audition for “Magic Mike 2.”

DeGeneres’ show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on WHIO-TV. Like the Dayton Daily News, WHIO is a Cox Ohio Media Group company.

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