Weatherman Nate Byrne unveils drag queen persona Gail Warnings

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Beloved ABC weatherman Nate Byrne has unveiled his drag persona, and her name is Gail Warnings.

On ABC News Breakfast this morning, Nate paid a visit to the performers at cabaret company YUMMY down in Melbourne.

The company’s new variety show ICONIC is on in Melbourne for a short run, before they take it over to London.

After shaving, Nate sat down in the makeup chair for the drag transformation.

“Brace yourself – meet Gail Warnings. Gai for short,” Byrne wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo.

“Be kind – she’s a newborn. Quite a hairy one, but still…”

He added, “Thanks so much to YUMMY MC Valerie Hex (James Wellsby) for the look and Jarred Dewey for the amazing makeup… complete transformation!”

Nate Byrne’s followers helped him choose drag name

Earlier, Nate Byrne had teased the drag makeover and asked his Twitter followers for help choosing his name.

“If, hypothetically, a certain dimpled weather presenter needed a drag name, which would be best?” he asked, alongside a poll for his followers.

Gail Warnings beat out Misty Showers and Miss Thunder Stood. Nina Floods, Philma Oceans, Sultry Knight, Icee Winters and Amber Skye were also on the shortlist.

But one of Nate’s Twitter followers told him the ABC News Breakfast segment was sickening. Nate agreed.

Earlier this year, Nate Byrne opened up about his private battle with crippling panic attacks while on air at the ABC.

The weather presenter also recently reacted to a piece of extremely explicit fan mail he’d received from a gay viewer.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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1 Comment

  1. Robbie
    4 July 2022

    He is fantastic!! Glad he is doing so well!!!!

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