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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 5, Series 11

Saturday April 17 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Phil Wang take on guest captain Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 11, Series 10

Monday April 19 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 10

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, each week team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock join comedy guests to play Countdown with help from Susie Dent in dictionary corner, and Rachel Riley on…

Episode 1, Series 11

Tuesday April 20 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 11

Katherine Ryan hosts a special celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope take on Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 2, Series 11

Wednesday April 21 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 3, Series 11

Thursday April 22 at 10:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on guest captain Alan Carr and Roisin Conaty. Tom Binns is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 11

Friday April 23 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on Jon Richardson and Claudia Winkleman. Nick Mohammed is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 11

Saturday April 24 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade take on Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett.

Episode 5, Series 11

Monday April 26 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Phil Wang take on guest captain Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 11

Tuesday April 27 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade take on Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett.

Episode 7, Series 11

Wednesday April 28 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Adam Kay is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 11

Thursday April 29 at 10:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Alan Carr and Joe Lycett. Spencer Jones is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 9, Series 11

Friday April 30 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 9 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kathy Burke take on Jon Richardson and David Mitchell. James Acaster is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 7, Series 11

Saturday May 1 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Adam Kay is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 10, Series 11

Monday May 3 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas take on guest captain Alan Carr and Lou Sanders. Brett Domino Trio is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 11, Series 11

Tuesday May 4 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Claudia Winkleman take on Jon Richardson and Henning Wehn. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 12, Series 11

Wednesday May 5 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Richard Ayoade and Aisling Bea. Tom Allen is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 11

Thursday May 6 at 10:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and David Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 11

Friday May 7 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 11

The best bits from the season with Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and a host of celebrity guests.

Episode 8, Series 11

Saturday May 8 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Alan Carr and Joe Lycett. Spencer Jones is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 11

Monday May 10 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 11

The best bits from the season with Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and a host of celebrity guests.

Episode 1, Series 12

Tuesday May 11 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

Episode 2, Series 12

Wednesday May 12 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Rose Matafeo.

Episode 3, Series 12

Thursday May 13 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and James Acaster.

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