The first guest on Jennifer Hudson‘s new talk show will be a blast from the past: her former American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Hudson came in seventh place in the third season of the show, which was won by Fantasia Barrino — but Hudson went on to become an EGOT winner.

The first installment of the syndicated The Jennifer Hudson Show will mark the first sit-down between Cowell and Hudson since the reality competition.

The chat show’s premiere on Monday, September 12, will also feature a birthday party for its host, who turns 41 that day.

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