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08/11/2015 17:46 EDT | Updated 08/11/2016 01:12 EDT

Jeb Bush will be opening night guest on Colbert's 'Late Show'; 'My first GOP candidate!'

LOS ANGELES — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night show.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former "Colbert Report" host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

"My first GOP candidate!" his Twitter post said, then poked fun at the size of the GOP field. "Luckily I do 200 shows a year, so I think I can fit them all."

Bush responded in light-hearted kind.

"Only if you have at least two of us on each show. Looking forward to joining your first #LSSC next month!" Bush tweeted, using the hashtag for Colbert's show.

CBS confirmed that the former Florida governor will be on the inaugural show, which will include George Clooney.

The Associated Press