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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown follows the format of Countdown, with its compulsive play along factor as a familiar spine, but is packed with comic appearances and content that viewers wouldn’t ever see on regular Countdown: the show’s opening when Jimmy Carr affectionately roasts all the participants, a comic discussion of the players’ preparation and funny mascots for the show, visual gags while the Countdown clock runs down, and comics showcasing funny items in Dictionary Corner.

The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson and features Rachel Riley and Susie Dent on maths and dictionary duty respectively.

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Episode 7, Series 8

Saturday October 24 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Bill Bailey take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Isy Suttie.

Episode 21, Series 9

Saturday October 24 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 21 | Series 9

With guest team captain Johnny Vegas, Jamie Laing and David O'Doherty, and Holly Walsh in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 8

Tuesday October 27 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Henning Wehn take on guest captain Bill Bailey and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 7, Series 12

Tuesday October 27 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Harriet Kemsley take on guest team captain Alan Carr and Catherine Tate.

Episode 5, Series 9

Wednesday October 28 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Henning Wehn with Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 9

Thursday October 29 at 10:45pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Roisin Conaty and Nish Kumar, with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 8

Saturday October 31 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Henning Wehn take on guest captain Bill Bailey and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 22, Series 9

Saturday October 31 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 22 | Series 9

With Jayde Adams and Joe Wilkinson, and David Baddiel in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 13

Tuesday November 3 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 13

Bob Mortimer and Lucy Beaumont join the team with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 12

Tuesday November 3 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe take on guest team captain Alan Carr and Tom Allen.

Episode 7, Series 9

Wednesday November 4 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Natasha Demetriou and David O'Doherty with John Kearns in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 9

Thursday November 5 at 10:45pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan, with the Brett Domino Trio in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 9, Series 9

Friday November 6 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 9 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Reginald D Hunter and Johnny Vegas, with Sara Pascoe in Dictionary Corner and Claudia Winkleman standing in for Sean Locke.

Episode 1, Series 13

Saturday November 7 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 13

Bob Mortimer and Lucy Beaumont join the team with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 23, Series 9

Saturday November 7 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 23 | Series 9

With Guest Team Captain Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, David Mitchell, and Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 13

Tuesday November 10 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 13

Harry Hill and Rose Matefeo join the team with the Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 10, Series 9

Tuesday November 10 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Kevin Bridges and Jonathan Ross, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner and David Walliams sitting in for Sean Locke.

Episode 11, Series 9

Wednesday November 11 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Miles Jupp and Catherine Tate, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner and guest team captain Lee Mack.

Episode 12, Series 9

Thursday November 12 at 10:45pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 9

With David Walliams is Guest Team Captain, with guests Rhod Gilbert and Jessica Hynes, and Sam Simmons joins Susie in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 9

Friday November 13 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 9

With Lee Mack as Guest Team Captain, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Bob Mortimer, and Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 13

Saturday November 14 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 13

Harry Hill and Rose Matefeo join the team with the Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 24, Series 9

Saturday November 14 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 24 | Series 9

With guest team captain Jonathan Ross, Johnny Vegas and Michelle Wolf, and Pappy's Fun Club in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 3, Series 13

Tuesday November 17 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 13

Joe Wilkinson and Kiri Pritchard-McLean join the team with the Brett Domino Trio in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 9

Tuesday November 17 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 9

With Richard Ayoade as Guest Team Captain, Rob Beckett, Claudia Winkleman, and Adam Riches in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 9

Wednesday November 18 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 9

With Joe Wilkinson as Guest Team Captain, Danny Dyer, Gabby Logan, and David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 16, Series 9

Thursday November 19 at 10:45pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as guest Team Captain, Russell Howard and Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

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