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Vogue Williams said that she was mistaken for being transgender at a conference last year. While filming a documentary entitled Transgender Warriors, she said that a man asked when she began her gender change.

The TV presenter, model, DJ and columnist appeared as a mystery guest on the first episode of The Tommy Tiernan show last night.

The improvised chat show sees Donegal-born comic Tommy Tiernan interviewing guests without knowing who he will meet before they walk on stage.

Vogue was discussing her RTE documentary series ‘On the Edge’ and brought up her latest show about the transgender community.

“You’re not…?” Tommy asked her. Vogue laughed at this and then explained how she was once mistaken for being formerly male.

“I was filming my trans documentary and we were at Trans Odyssey, the biggest trans convention in Seattle. I was filming with this trans man – he used to be a woman – and he had said to my director, ‘So when did Vogue start?'”, she said.

“I sound a bit like a boy, I’m very, very tall and I have big hands so I got it.”

Vogue was all laughs for the rest of the interview, as Tommy pressed her with questions about gender reassignment surgery. Vogue proved herself to be very informed about the topic through her research for the documentaries.

Vogue uses her column in the Sunday World to share her thoughts on the issues she learns about through her series Vogue Williams – On the Edge.


The Tommy Tiernan Show

Vogue has a busy year ahead too – starting off 2017 on the slopes in the Channel 4 series The Jump. She has been spending the first days of the year doing rehearsals in Austria.

The Tommy Tiernan Show went down as a big success with viewers last night, with other guests including Aslan singer Christy Dignam and comedian Russell Howard.

The chat show incorporates stand-up, live music, sketches and chat with the top Irish comedian.