The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Jamie Foxx has revealed his fear of spiders saying he's hated them ever since watching Land of the Giants as a child.

The Oscar winning actor plays Spider-Man's enemy Electro in the upcoming sequel and told Ellen Degeneres, "I am petrified of spiders... There was a television show called The Land of the Giants when I was growing up and it was where these people had landed on a planet of giant people.

"In one of the episodes he's running through a drainage pipe and he runs into a spider web and then all of a sudden the music changed and this spider just starts coming at it. Now, if a spider web hits me I will take off all my clothes. It's the worst, I get in my car and run over them if I have to."

Watch Jamie Foxx get scared by a person dressed up as a spider on The Ellen Show: